Friday, December 17, 2010


By Saed J. Abu-Hijleh

Nablus, Palestine
Wed, 22 Sep 1999 23:08:54 +0200

Respond to my endless pain with a smile, with no words, with
calming silence, with your eyes closed.

Be the Sea, for my ship is made of paper, and my crew these
lonely words.

Respond to my endless pain with your heart, with your presence.

Be the Sahara desert, or the Oasis, or both, for I have to cross you
and reach you at the same time.

Respond to the hidden call, to the voice coming from that sacred

Open your eyes and touch my face.

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