AfghanistanAward WinningPoemsSamiullah Rasouli

Love

Samiullah Rasouli

Ghazni, Afghanistan

 

If you love me for my beauty,
Then love me not.
Love instead the sun and its rays.

If you love me for my youth,
Then love me not.
Fall in love instead with the spring,
For it comes again each year.

If you love me for my money,
Then love me not.
Love instead the Pari.*

If you love me because I am the right boy,
Then you should love me.
Love me as long,
As long as I can return your love.

 

Brief porträt Samiullah Rasouli

*mythological fish that carries rubies and emeralds in its mouth