Winning Poems

5 of Safia Elhillo’s 10 submitted poems

vocabulary

fact:
the arabic word هواء (hawa) means wind
the arabic word هوى (hawa) means love

test: (multiple choice)
abdelhalim said            you left me holding wind in my hands
                                     or
abdelhalim said            you left me holding love in my hands

abdelhalim was left                  empty
or
abdelhalim was left                  full
fairouz said                  o wind, take me to my country
                                    or
fairouz said                  o love, take me to my country

fairouz is looking for               vehicle
or
fairouz is looking for               fuel

oum kalthoum said      where the wind stops her ships, we stop ours
                                    or
oum kalthoum said      where love stops her ships, we stop ours

oum kalthoum is                      stuck
or
oum kalthoum is                      home

 

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