Thursday, February 14, 2013

An Arabic Valentine's Day Poem

My Heart

I would split open my heart
with a knife, place you
within and seal my wound
that you might dwell there

and never inhabit another
until the resurrection and
judgement day - thus you
would stay in my heart

while I lived, and at my death
you too would die in the
entrails of my core, in
the shadow of my tomb.

- Ibn Hazm

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