Only Love Matters Now

by. Dr. Qais Ghanem

Wide oceans and long rivers separate me

From your bright and beautiful face

And I know not what lies in waiting

But I reminisce about the night we met

When we spoke in prose and poetry

Which sounded like music to our ears

Just looking at you was already my pleasure

Especially when we shared all those secrets


But then you were gone, like flowers leave a garden

And with my tears, I tried to water the garden, in vain

So tell me to fly to you like a bird, and I’ll do it

With pleasure, across all those oceans and rivers

For the only thing that matters to me is your love!