Ahmed Matar

(1954 / Iraq)

The Hope - Poem by Ahmed Matar

I telephoned the hope yesterday
I asked him: can you
extract for us odor
From onion & haddock?
He said : Sure !
I said : and can you
Ignite with water a fire?
He said : sure !
I said: is it possible
to distill form Colocynth the honey?
He said : sure
I said : and is it possible
to put earth
in Saturn's pocket ?
He said : yes… sure
every thing is possible
I said : then our Arabs
will feel ashamed someday
He said : not in a million years
will ever happen what you say


Comments about The Hope by Ahmed Matar

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (4/29/2018 12:48:00 AM)


    and can you
    Ignite with water a fire?
    He said: sure!
    I said: is it possible
    to distill form Colocynth the honey?
    He said: sure......... a very interesting unique poem..... you think differently and that makes u a special poet. tony
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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 28, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, October 28, 2013


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