YOU ..THE DREAM… AND THE PEARL (أنت … و الحلم ..واللؤلؤة) / Poem by Mandour Saleh Hikel

Poem by Mandour Saleh Hikel

 

YOU …THE DREAM…
AND THE PEARL

I was intentionally picked up…
By beautifully caring seashells
That carried me quietly
From the end of a dream
To the beginning of a new one
Into a new pearl’s shell
Embracing a baby pearl
I didn’t not know..
If I was protecting her
Or
She was protecting me
The pearl reclined with affection
On the bottom notch of the shell
As if she were
Giving me a wider field of view
To watch
The random flows of waves
Those swinging …
Among and between
Folds of surprise …
Joy …
Sorrow…
Rebellion …
And surrender
ALL WERE LYING…
IN THE ARMS OF FEAR…
WAITING FOR GODOT
While a new dream
Was awakening me
Announcing my transition to
A new shell
And a new pearl
I refused to leave
I head to my pearl
Asking her for help
She responded to me
With a face
That is dressed in tenderness
YOUR FACE …
The face is moving towards me
Reassuring me ..
We refuse to leave for a new shell
We close the notches of the shell…
Tightly
On our dream
And we sweetly fall
Into a childish surrender
In the midst of its eternal slumber.

 

أنت … و الحلم ..واللؤلؤة

تلتقطنى…
بعض من اصداف البحر
وتنقلنى بهدوء
بنهاية حلم
وبداية حلم جديد
الى شقى صدفة جديدة
تحتضن لؤلؤة وليدة
لا أدرى..
أن كنت احميها
أم تحمينى
اللؤلؤة تتكئ بحنو
على الشق الاسفل من الصدفة
كما لوكانت
تفسح لى مجالا للرؤية
كى أرقب
دفقات عشوائية من الامواج
تلك التى تتأرجح …
بين طيات من الدهشة…
الفرح…
والحزن
التمرد…
والاستسلام
جميعها….
ترقد فى احضان الخوف
فى انتظار جودو
بينما يوقظنى حلم جديد
معلنا انتقالى الى
صدفة جديدة
ولؤلؤة جديدة
أرفض الرحيل
اتوجه الى لؤلؤتى
اسألها العون
تستجيب لى
المح وجهاً يكسوها بحنو
وجهك…
يتوجه الى
يطمئننى
نرفض الرحيل لصدفة جديدة
نغلق شقى الصدفة باحكام
على حلمنا
ونسقط باستسلام طفولى
فى غياهب سباته السرمدى.

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