Tuesday, July 14, 2015

OFTEN I HAVE THOUGHT OF YOU

OFTEN I HAVE THOUGHT OF YOU
                                     for carolyn forché
© Farouk Asvat

There is a kind of death
In the land of my birth,
Offering me another cup of sadness:

            That is all there is.

        Yet,
        Often,
        I have thought of you:

            Sitting here
            In the midst of my sad war

    While you gather your forces
    Nurturing your newborn
    Under the bleak sun
    Of the 14th arrondisement
    Drinking tea with Claribel Alegria,
    The ghosts of death squads hovering around us

    Separated by continents of oppression
    We give sustenance
    To the memories stacked upon memories
    Of the mothers of the Plaza de Mayo
    Thinking of their dear departed
    The detained
    The dead
    And the disappeared,
    Our beloved desaparecidos


© farouk asvat

composed: 12.03.1986 [johannesburg, south africa under apartheid].

[] Acknowledgements:

Often I Have Thought Of You  was previously published in:

     Goodreads (usa, 02.02.2012, March 2012);
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (14.07.2015);
     I Dream In Long Sentences (kindle, 2015);
     I Dream In Long Sentences (amazon paperback, p13, 2015).

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amazon kindle author @ www.amazon.com/author/faroukasvat

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Sadness In The House Of Love: the first NOVEL by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $15.00 & kindle @ only $5
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