Bats on my windows
suck in my words
Bats at the entrance to my house
behind newspaper , in corners
trail my footsteps ,
observing every movement of my head
From the back of the chair, bats watch me
They trail me in the streets
watching my eyes pause
on books, on young girls' legs . . .
they watch and watch
On my neighbor's balcony , bats,
and electronic gadgets hidden in the walls
Now bats are on the verge
I am digging a road to daylight .
Samīħ al-Qāsim ( (Arabic: سميح القاسم; Hebrew: סמיח אל קאסם; born 1939) is a Palestinian Druze whose Arabic poetry is well known throughout the Arab World. His poetry is influenced by two primary periods of his life: Before and after the Six-Day War. He joined the Communist Hadash political party in 1967. Al-Qasim has published several v ...
Don't you feel we have lost so much
that our ' great ' love is now only words ,