All Lovers Know (Adipoetry Valentine’s Poem)


all lovers know
i am with you tonight
for the time I spend with you
the roses fall off voluntarily
so every lover can pick an’ feel the scent of love
on valentine’s night when roses are reincarnated
into eternal perfume of your sweetness.

all lovers know
i am with you always
for every night the roof of my sky erupts with thriving flowers
as rain of red roses falls in my heart
my lover, mix it with warm sunshine this night
and my heart shall surely glow
tonight it’s valentine’s…
give me a flute
i just found lyrics to loot
from poetry of birds twittering in the night,
the wind is a wireless musical instrument
come we dance all through.

all lovers know
i am insane
out of my mind
and deep inside your heart
where ballad of your blood nourishes my soul
i am not leaving…
if your heart becomes a desert
i will be the sand dunes.
if your heart turns into a sea
i will be the tides.
my lover, if your heart grows into a mountain
i will be its towering heights.
if your heart bursts into a sky
i will be its remote distance.
if it sinks into an abyss
i will be its unfathomable depth.
if your heart loses me
i will loosen myself.
and if your heart chooses to become a day
i will name it valentine’s.



in my native tongue
chia is feminine beauty;
hera, love;
mwandu is good wealth;
sero, the art of seducing a woman into submission.

in my native dictionary Haweeyo,
nyadhi is pride without prejudice.
I am Luwo – a follower; a disciple of the Nile
the course she takes is my foot path;
my footsteps, the sound of her footprints.
whatever she opposes, I oppose.
my Haweeyo, when Nile falls,
I too fall, in love!
her breath quenches my thirst;
her feet carry my fate.
the Nile, Haweeyo, led me to this dry land,
to you,
to irrigate this semi-arid land of love
with sugariness
and Egyptian spices that come
with the blueness of the Nile.

Your chia, Haweeyo, brings me mwandu:
I have discovered diamonds in my heart…
come mine your diamonds.
look Haweeyo! my eyes are wet with hera,
come and cover me with your body,
come, Haweeyo, and see the Nile flow!