When I used to be a coal-black ink over a snowy paper, she said: “your letters are locks, your words puzzles”. When I spoke with the remains of my string, she said: “your letters are plough blades wounding the land, your speech a maze, your voice an echo of an echo”. When I hushed, she said: “brother, your silence is transparent just like air”. Then, she evaporated inside a soap bubble.
(2) She said, from behind her earthen tattoo: “Do not tie the rooster’s mouth; otherwise dawn will be late. “Do not pluck out wings of the swallow; otherwise April will hide from our eyes. (1) “Do not dig into graves; otherwise you will be swallowed by hollowness which is multiplying in bosoms.” But, just before passing away, she left a straw chair, two heart throbs, a deep wrinkle and the residues of a tale.
(3) It’s been told that through the last ten thousand years, hero roles moved from gods to mythological champions and then to laymen. Thus, heroes fell down to anti-heroes. But the question now is: what is the shape of the coming flood?
(4) While stretching in her bed, waiting for death to come, she remembered: “When I was a little girl, in a remote day, an old grandfather brought me from Damascus a pear berry stuffed with honey and an ice-cream which melts but dissolves not”. Then she dropped a bitter smile on her cushion and flew away to Damascus, in order to recollect the fragment of a chirp out there. ___________________________________ (1) An improvisation on a non-transient allegory in Nikos Kazantzakis novel “The Last Temptation of Christ”.
I am 58 years old, from eastern Galilee, Israel (Palestine). I studied English literature, psychology and Law at the Hebrew university (Jerusalem). In the last three years, I published three books of which is dedicated to prose poetry. You are invited to visit the Facebook page Shadows of Water, where I publish my prose poems I translate to English.
A black hole detonates itself to stigmatize the substance. Now a silk road leads to sight and touch. A scarecrow starts screaming. Sky was falling on fire. The space becomes deviant. Chopped hands were drawing the tattoos of winged feet.
Common everyday words Meaningless words of nothing Overused shadows in a blind world We have to escape from them We have to reinvent another worldwide language Meaningless words Meaningless peoples They frightened us Because they belong to the ugliness We
THE NiGHT OF WORDS an assemblage of thought, Predicted a hint of rain the power of words,from the darkened sky, convey a message for a thought. Was it not one word that launched the words that built the world ?
I learned to hold all my feelings inside until late at night. I covered my mouth with my hands so that no one could hear my tears. I perfected my fake smile. Today, after so many days, painfully enough, but