By: Moftah al-Ammari**


Show me my name

I am drunk with my labour

Show me my home

Addresses of my family

My face

And my shadow if you can

Show me

O Father, and take a country


* From the collection (Mashyet Al’aser) – Libya – 2004

** Moftah al-Ammari: born 1956, a renowned Libyan poet. Began writing short stories in the late 1970’s and by the mid 1980’s he emerged as one of the leading new poets in Libya. He has twelve published books.