“Awake, arise, or be for ever fallen.”
Last update
2021-08-10 19:50:17

    Nazik al-Mala’ika, from ‘I am’, Women of the Fertile Crescent: An Anthology of Modern Poetry by Arab Women (ed. & trans. Kamal Boullata)

    [Text ID: “The self asks me who I am
    Baffled, I stare into the dark
    Nothing brings me peace
    I ask, but the answer
    Remains hooded in mirage
    I keep thinking it is near
    Upon reaching it, it dissolves