"A sun sets in the sky,
done with its work
as the moon comes up.
A cry breaks the silence of the night
as she tries to keep her family together..."
THIS IS AN EXCERPT OF ONE OF MY FIRST
Acrylic on stretched canvas
16"-20" (40.6cmx50.8cm) unframed.
To add more drama, I mixed fine
beach sand with acrylic paint, which I used
for the backround.
This gives the rough effect I wanted for this NIGHT CRY.
The painting has been hanging in the apartment of my oldest daughter Eveline and in the office of my husband Fred.
Hold me, comfort me.
The stones are nothing but pain tonight.
Hold me to your breast so that I ramble.
The stars are gray as ash
and the road to them is blaze with light.
1993 -Saadi Youssef- (Seven Poems)
Translated from the Arabic by Khaled Mattawa
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