to the small poem and the quiet voice within

saadi youssef | attention

Those who come by me passing,
I will remember them,
and those who come heavy and overbearing,
I will forget.

This is why
when air gushes between mountains
we describe the wind
and forget the rocks.

[Translated from the Arabic by Khaled Mattawa]


  1. Barbara Vroman

    A stunning poem, and a stunning picture.

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