Mohammed Bennis Poems
|1.||Rose Of Dust||3/6/2014|
|8.||Letter To Ishtar||3/6/2014|
|9.||Between Silence And Sun||3/6/2014|
|12.||The Road To Jerusalem||3/6/2014|
|14.||Love Is Miracle||3/6/2014|
|18.||I Am Not I||3/6/2014|
|22.||Love Is Eternity's River||3/6/2014|
|23.||Love Is Supreme Ruler||3/6/2014|
Love Is Supreme Ruler
In love, you yield and you're miserable.
In love, you die many times and you're pleased.
In love, you obey.
In love, the forbidden is abolished
Likewise, the despicable
The smutty, the interdicted.
There are no alliances in love,
Love is a lethal command.
So give way to the time of its conquest
And take a path
Prepared by your loss.
On the basis of experience, I tell you that in
my youth I loved a blond slave girl of mine,
and since then I have never deemed any
black-haired woman beautiful, and my father
was much the same.
Out of a stain comes writing
stain left by the wing of death
by the borders
by the void
that is oneself
Void inhabited by trance and light
calls to our shared tattooings
and lowering skies
Translated by James Kurkup