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Best Sami Al-Khalili Poems

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Ink and Stone

You, ink t
             i
             p,
titillate the past like
a dead bird’s wish.

Eulogies, accolades, panegyrics,
destiny 
s:cri
p:ts
tomorrow’s sunrise.

You, 
inside and out
like pillows’ feathers
and sweat of 
many nights.

Dreams, stupors, reveries,
a
w
a
k
e
n
i
n
g
s
on paper render sense,
t h e c o l o r f u l s e n s e s.

You, the undying spirits
reborn from archaic mildew
on 
p          a
g          e
      s
of 
living books.

Akin to how we discovered fire
a flame, a light, a sun
reveals the shadow                                         
                            of a pen.

Copyright © Sami Al-khalili | Year Posted 2017