The right eye consists of two oceans:
Black and white.
The white one has no land whatsoever,
It’s all water.
The black one has an island
In the middle
There is a house with an Andalusian mosaic,
The kind that are only found in Soukaina’s eyes.
Water from the white ocean often leaks,
Enters the house to wash it,
Fill the fountain in the eyeball
For gazelles to drink.
As for the left eye, there is nothing yet,
So wait and time will tell.
~ Amir Darwish
Amir Darwish is a British/Syrian poet of Kurdish origin. He arrived in the UK as an asylum seeker. Darwish completed a BA in history at Teesside University and is currently a postgraduate student at Durham University’s School of Government & International Affairs. His poetry has been published in the UK, USA, Pakistan, Finland, Morocco and Mexico and his work has been translated into Arabic, Finnish and Italian.