Translated by Soheil Najm
On Al-Hamra’a street
The religious man passes with his long rosary
The pauper passes with his barefoot dreams
The politician passes, mined with money
The intellectual passes, lost in thoughts.
Everyone passes in a rush, and pays no mind
To the blind beggar.
Only the rain is dropping in his palm,
To God outstretched.
Poems from "Slightly Quarrelsome Texts"
Published in “Atlanta Review – Iraq” by Poetry Atlanta, Inc.
Volume XIII, Issue number 2, Spring/Summer 2007, USA