Ibrahim Ibn Salma

Song - Poem by Ibrahim Ibn Salma

There is a song
We must sing –

No music,
No lyrics,
No scores,
No opus
Can convey its


We must bite it,
Chew it,
Eat it,
And ponder its

We must live in it,
Like Jonah in the whale,
Cover our bodies with
Its shrouds of death,
Revive its existence
From beneath the ashes.


We must die before we die
For the song of

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 4, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, October 11, 2013

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