“BIRD SONG” An Original Poem by Suheir Hammad

 

GOATMILK is proud to to publish internationally renowned poet Suheir Hammad’s  new piece, “Bird Song,” which she wrote for Ramadan.

bird song

back to black

back to life

back to regality

all lush like gloss so glamour rust

slow motion fast life nothing is bust its seams

come undone often

quest a vision switch see the stitch in people

what they hold corner tripping secrets waiting

coming brings river

channel a crossing a dam dress in spectrum

drossed in dust a salt a key holder not a keeper

hoopoe come here

cooo cooo crown

escape the form