Jad El Hage / Poetry


Let us be gentle
When hordes
Of vampires
Drift away
Before dawn
Let me sleepwalk into your eyes
Sleep deeply in my arms
Breathe my indolent pulse
Take the roads
Off my mind-
This serenity
This confident yield
Between strangers
Is love

© Jad El Hage

Jad El Hage’s published works include in Arabic, one novel, seven collections of poetry and two of short stories, one play for radio and four for theatre. He has three novels in English – The Last Migration (Panache Publications) the Myrtle Tree (Banipal Books, London) And One Day in April (Quartet Books, London). His Arabic work has been translated into French, German, Dutch, Spanish and English.

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