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A Seasonal Borrowing

A Seasonal Borrowing
Poem by the Arabic poetess: Mayyada Abu - Shanab
Translation by: Freeyad Ibrahim
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Upon my burgundy carpet..struts
that banished loss.
It enters the paradise …of my hellfire,
Blows into its fabulous flame the lust of homelessness,
A spirit that picks quarrels with me…

and hovers over the superstition of colors,
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Sylvia Frances Chan 13 October 2021

Accurate Translation

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