Just a Poem



In your presence I rediscovered my name

My name that was hidden under the pain of separation

I rediscovered the eyes no longer veiled with fever

And your laughter like a flame piercing the shadows

Has revealed Africa to me beyond the snows of yesterday

Almost one year my love

With days of illusions and shattered ideas

And sleep made restless with desire

The suffering that burdens today with the taste of tomorrow

And that turns love into a boundless river

In your presence I have rediscovered the memory of my blood

And necklaces of laughter hung around our days

Days sparkling with ever new joys


                                                Adapted from David Diop (Senegal)