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Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi

Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi is a Sudanese poet, who has published three collections to date.

Poem: ‘Poem of the Nile’

Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi, 6 April 2006

Prelude

Walls climb the ivy And Khartoum, poised on its unamputated foot Singing Will the Nile ever escape into sleep? We were the most loving of lovers, children trickling from us – What name do you give me? – I call you Presence of Earth. Come closer then. – What will be the taste of grief? – ............. And we parted!

Sura

The Nile flows quietly … Seeping...

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