Vox Populi: A Public Sphere for Politics and Poetry
For Ashraf Fayadh, a Palestinian poet sentenced in Saudi Arabia.
Our dear poet
By a tolerant judge
And won’t be
For 8 years
And not all at once
They will be dispensed
In standard doses
Of 50 lashes
On the lyrical body
An organic cure
A recurrent infliction
The way the good books
Our dear Ashraf
Will be only jailed
Copyright 2016 Sharif S. Elmusa. First published in Mada Masr.
Sharif S. Elmusa
Reblogged this on Paradise Lost by author Mollie Bach (Lord) and commented:
This moved my heart and probably my soul.
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Thank you Sharif for touching my heart and probably my soul and of bringing tears to my eyes.
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