Ghazi Hussein is a member of the Southside Collective

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Credit: Video featuring Ghazi Hussein was created by Roxana Vilk

 

Return – the dream

I will go back

beginning my return journey with steps on the face of the morning 

walking to dawn breaks then on, 

into a night in which I have forgotten my dream;

 

I will present to the night what remains of my life and all my tears

I will raise for death a white flag of peace-creating

from my body, 

A pathway of jasmine Stretching from my migration

to the outskirts of my village 

so that my mother can learn of my longing;

 

From my ribs, I will create lilies 

and from my agony, I will build a bridge so that my heart can cross it

Bleeding the scent of roses to enshroud graves and cancel out death

 

My blood will blossom 

and I will sing my people’s pain in a mournful lament bringing tears to my eyes

and to the eyes of all who hear re-uniting me with my people;

 

I will paint my farewell on the face of my beloved 

as the stars radiate the light of my love;

 

I will crawl onwards until I arrive at my goal

imprinting my soul as a kiss on the feet of y mother

 

Ghazi Hussein

 

Experience more of Ghazi’s work

creativemornings.com/talks/ghazi-hussein

movingpoems.com/2016/12/ghazi-hussein-four-poems-and-an-interview

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