But then…how?


 

But then…how?

 

How can I face the Lake District

Without you

What can I say to the trees

That we used to caress together

When they feel my cold trembling hands?

 

 How can I comfort the mountain

That we used to climb

When it starts mourning you?

 

What can I tell the fallen leaves and flowers

That I used to gather

When they realize that

You’re not with me any more to admire?

 

What can I say to the waterfall

When it hears my lonely footsteps

Without yours rubbing against them?

 

What about your Ness Garden

Membership card

That’s still hugging mine

How can I show it

 To the smiling lady at the gate?

 

And how can I ease the pain

 Of colourful azaleas

And scented roses

When their wondering sad eyes

 Question me about your absence?

 

How can I soothe the aching

Of the birds’ hearts

That used to sing for us

When they look down

And see not your shadow

Holding mine?

10-2-2006

 
© Copyright 2006 Nahida Izzat -PoetryforPalestine – All Rights Reserved

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