AfghanistanElyas BalkhiPoems

River of tears

Elyas Balkhi

Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan

 

Water can have many meanings
Water can take many forms
Waves of the sea
Bend of the river
River of tears
Sometimes
A drop can move a whole world
Without a word
Miracle of water

 

Elyas Balkhi (18)

His flight from Iran lasted almost three months; by car and partly on foot, his route first took him through Turkey, then by boat to Greece, and finally by train and on foot again to Berlin, where he has now lived for three years.