Summer Balcony - Poem by Nouri al Jarrah

My words are dying.
Bringing them water,
I arrive to find them dead -
my words
which
were born
and lay on this balcony.


Days have passed
and I, as one drugged,
stare out
at yellow cars
on the hill.

Translated by Seema Atalla

Poems by Nouri al Jarrah

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