By: Anwer Ghani
A Cold April
I will end at the evening’s doors as a thirsty spike, and I will cruise the valleys in search of a crippled dream. A tree of almonds I am, and a stolen delight for a feast of a mirage. I bow as a sound of snow in the face of the morning, numerating the sacrifices of the ages from the souls of my innocent village. Like this I will come back; like a yellow tree whispering in April’s ear with all the coldness. The children in April are kites over the houses, while the children of my village are lying down as gray bodies whose bloods irrigate the denial land. O the days, O the echoes; come closer, come closer, here is a wound with the size of the chants of the galaxy. I wish I were a deaf rock on the banks of the Euphrates.
A Warm April
I will knock the doors of the morning as a spike full of hope. I will search the fields for a beautiful dream. Yes, a tree of almonds I am, and a hidden joy of a feast in the smiling eyes. I will stand there; in front of the faces of the nights as a voice of rock, numerating my sacrifices over the ages; they are the souls of my eternal village. Like this I return, Like a silver tree whispering in the ear of April with warmth. The children in April are sleepy tales and the children of my village weave from the dust time great stories and draw over the face of these earth songs don’t know the absence.O the days, O the lights, come closer, come closer, here is the hope with the size of the universe. I am that hard rock that broke the hands of the dark wind. I am the endless love to the breeze of Euphrates.
Bio: Anwer Ghani
Anwer Ghani is an Iraqi poet and writer. He was born in 1973 in Alhilla city. His name had appeared in Adelaide, Zarf, Peacock, Otoliths, Algebra of Owls, and others.
His poetry also had appeared in Inner Child Press anthology “The Year Of The Poet.”
Anwer Ghani is the chief editor of “Tajdeed” literary magazine. He had, in Arabic, forty books in literature and religious sciences.
Anwer Ghan is the chief representative of the World Nations Writers Union (WNWU) in Iraq, the member in international writers association (IWA), and the establisher of “Tajdeed Literary Institute (TLI)” and the annual “Tajdeed” Prize for expressive narrative.