Poetry of Nour Nasrah
Translated into English by Shurouk Hammoud
Some of His Remains I am no longer bright the sun had eaten me, leaving freckles in my heart Freckles that melt whenever hearing the flirtation between the wind and the branches The flirtation that breaks down at the bottom of the valley. Then night came, Closed the mouth of the air on my pain. Letting a ray of light pass it slackly for another run. In the crypts of isolation; Smoke defraud nostalgia's rust Some of his remains did not turn into ashes it remained afire with the smell of wood that craves to sleep in the fireplace With an ascetic tear of eyes Whose color turned ashy.
Waiting I do not remember where we first met May be in a past life, Or in a book, I was turning its pages In order to sleep. At that night; Everyone was busy going to their dreams While I was going to my poems. To tidy the pillows for them, spread the sheets And whisper to them your name In order to calm down And stop chasing me. At that night, I was waiting for you to come, to correct the path of a thought inside my head. A thought about lonely bodies that are troubled by love, about the pores that will open one day, About accumulated disappointments, about the rubble that obscure me from you, About the rubble inside me, And about the exhaustion that prevents me from breathing well at night. I was the one who was looking for a reason for you to come On this particular night Since my memory does not help me remember All my faults that I love The ones that used to help me sleep before.
Nour Nasrah was born in Damascus, 1987. She has a BA of Arts, translation department, Tishreen University. She won the first prize for poetry creativity at New Delmoun Publishing House in Damascus 2017. She has one poetry collection published entitled "Soundproofing Walls". Nour Nasrah is a member of the Syrian Journalists Union. She works as an Editor at the English section of Adwa Almadena Online Magazine. She publishes literary articles and translations in Syrian newspapers and Arabic magazines. Some of her poems have been translated into Spanish, Romanian and English languages, and published in International magazines in many European countries.