Muhammad Hesham

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Biography of Muhammad Hesham

• Egyptian poet who writes both in Arabic and English.
• He has translated into Arabic poems by Emily Dickinson, William Buttler Yeats, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Paul Eluard, Matsu Basho, and Pablo Neruda.
• In addition to writing and translating poetry, he is a lecturer of English literature at Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt.
• About writing poetry, he says: “I write poetry simply because I sometimes have nothing else to say, and because I hate prattle”.

Muhammad Hesham's Works:

• Lahzatan (“Two Moments”) , a collection of poems in Arabic (Cairo,1996)
• Once upon a Time, a collection of poems in English (Cairo,2007) . Updates

A Road Without You

Other passers-by
from where we used to come,
and go into the night.

The night
merges two shadows into one
and my shadow is lonely
dispersed by the light.

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