I See You, Darling by Hakim Kassim

Hakim Kassim | June 6th, 2023 | poetry | No Comments


“Omnia vincit amor.”

I see vast seas asleep
    in your eyes;
And your mere
    smiles pour joy
      into my heart,
I see in you a blessed
    beauty unknown
      up till now!    

I in my heart see you
    as the promise of
      a new day,
And see you close all
    day and night,
I see you alone
  among all who
    under the sky live!

I see the delight you
   bring to a troubled
And see the dawn of
    New Spring as I
       look and think,
I see you over
     continents, and
       Love You

Poet Bio

Born in Mogadishu, Somalia, the poet was raised in a politically prominent family; yet in his early teens, the poet and his family emigrated to the United States, where the poet lived for nearly two decades. The poet now lives in his land of birth and works as a freelance journalist and writer. He feels a particular attachment to John Keats and Percy Shelley for their vehement opposition to the inhumane effects on ordinary people such as the consequences of industrial development in their lifetimes–and reminds us that technological progress today does the same: ‘Weep, for the world is wrong!’ (Percy Shelley, “Dirge”)

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