Get Your Premium Membership

I Ask Your Forgiveness if I Sinned With You

I’ll Ask Your Forgiveness if I Sinned With You Arabic Poem By: Hamoudi Kanani * Translation into English By: Inaam Al-Hashimi (Gold_N_Silk) ==================== Pardon me, you are Every misguided novelty, Save for your body, A paradise Set to be a dwelling for souls, Intoxicating the remnants of the night Witg wine Poured in goblets of passion. O you! Who is as a record book Holding the secrets Of my eternal ordeal, the sins; Your eyes are two sweet springs whispering And misdeeds are men All the men! Life is a female in the color of all women. I‘ll ask your forgiveness if I sinned with you Lest you write my intentional frivolity Sins neighing at the gate of your paradise Holding silence at the brink of wind spilled like mist When quiver extends its neck announcing an end to our fierce battle engagement. O you! The dedicated in restlessness I embrace you, exposed by passion, Telling what the lips have sipped Out of cups of innermost longing and warmth! The creeping of your fingertips Keeps wiping my afflicted present; Your provocative frivolous play is my pain. Is it your salvation you seek........?? Your eyes are my argument against you; One bite And we go on patching up Our time With the leaves Of remnant idiotic trees That can’t hold me back from you .........!! My aberration in you is uncompromised human book; It’s not fair when you say Chastity is stripped of angles touch! Who would intercede for you but me? Haven’t I prayed humbly for you? Protecting the flow of your warm blood from the sludge of fear? Don’t force me to say it, ever, Splendid is a goddess That knows well how to play shamelessly In the vein of a devil!! -------- Translated by: Em. Prof. Inaam Al-Hashimi USA June 2011 * Hamoudi Kanani is an Iraqi writer Link for the poem with an introduction in Arabic: http://almothaqaf.com/index.php/tarjamat/50756.html

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment
Date: 10/14/2013 6:25:00 AM
Very deep inner thoughts on religion nicely expressed, Innam
Login to Reply
Al-Hashimi Avatar
Inaam Al-Hashimi
Date: 10/14/2013 6:27:00 AM
Thank you Dr. Ram