WHEN YOU FEEL SADNESS, WALK AWAY FROM IT / Poem by Ibrahim Honjo

Poem by Ibrahim Honjo

 

WHEN YOU FEEL SADNESS, WALK AWAY FROM IT

Do not look at sparkling waters

and do not stir them in your melancholy

because that could spoil them

resting and hugging a stone cliff

on this sunny day

silence drowns in the green river

your soul and the waves reach for each other

your thoughts wistfully wander

while overlooking the faint rip in the river

sitting on a rock above the river

adorned as a bride in white

the humble view is propped up

on her murmur

absent from this moment

where the river reveals your dilemma

look around you, today

listen to the river’s song,

It speaks of birds and stone

realize how lucky you are

it tells you its secrets

Ibrahim Honjo, From my book “How to touch eternity down the Mahalla”

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