غادة السمان
Damascus
13 December,2014
Drunken memory
From Lebanon to Lebanon
13 December,2014

Another Love

Drunken memory

ghada alsamman

Another Love

 

I have invented your love to avoid being alone without an umbrella while it is raining

I wrote for myself telegrams from you!

I have invented your love as someone singing alone in dark not to be scared

When we fall in love, the heart become full of ghosts, the memory takes shower with perfume, tears and the smell of apples

When we fall in love, waiting is crying on the café’s table

The howdahs of past passes in our streets in front of us, and we rain them by jasmine, we forget the noise of Street vendors with microphones, and the laments of police, ambulance cars and trumpet of weddings and obsequies

I will not order my died bodies full of medals in the cave of my deeps,

I will not describe them as soldiers died in the crack of sadness

And I will not set to write them by the hand of shadows, but I will love you…

And I will not fail in inventing this love …

 

Winter 1994

Translated by Mohammed Yahia

Arabic Version 
http://ghadaalsaman.com/blog/%D9%82%D8%B5%D8%A7%D8%A6%D8%AF/%D8%AD%D8%A8-%D8%A2%D8%AE%D8%B1

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Ghada Al-Samman
Ghada Al-Samman
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