Idris El Asha


Palinode: Sailing Away From You Reaching For You - Poem by Idris El Asha

Something came between you and me
And I had to sail far from the lee
Toward a high and mad sea…

I saw you turning back
Waving to another man
Holding hands
And strolling on the sand.
I was reaching for the ocean floor
Of you soul
While all you could do
Is to go
To the backyard
Picking roses
Even though
I tried hard
To see through your clothes
If there's more than flesh
That's to be relished
And then at dawn
Is to be thrown
As a leftover dish.

And I didn't want to believe
That that's all
But only you built a wall
I believe
A round your soul
Barring a thief
Like me
To take his dole.


Comments about Palinode: Sailing Away From You Reaching For You by Idris El Asha

  • Allemagne Roßmann (9/8/2012 7:56:00 PM)


    Forget the people and sometimes its a boon if that someone is ill-treating you with airs and not giving you a heed.So says the words of a popular egyptian singer called mohamed hamaki -its called ana law azetoh in arabic-it has all what you deliver here another way for the meaning-this singer says also to forget this kinda person and sail away for some other land-there are many beyond your focal range to accept you.You never know..Well written (Report) Reply

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  • Himadari Jayasinghe (1/30/2010 2:03:00 AM)


    Stunning! I can almost feel the pain in lexical form.Good luck (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 30, 2010



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