Poem by Mohamed Ellaghafi (Prepared Angela Kosta)

Poem by Mohamed Ellaghafi (Prepared Angela Kosta)
Mohamed Ellaghafi a Moroccan poet, writer, and publisher, was born on December 7, 1960, in Casablanca. He is the founder and current president of the University of Moroccan Creators and the founder of the National Poetry Award in Morocco. He has published more than fifteen books, ranging from poetry to short stories, and has participated in significant national and Arab poetry gatherings. He is considered one of the pioneers of modern poetry in Morocco, with his beginnings tracing back to the early 1980s as the founder of the (Five Senses) poetic movement, an artistic movement that emerged to align with the course of modernity.
Currently, he publishes in the Qatari magazine Doha, the London-based newspaper Al-Zaman, and the Egyptian magazine Al-Ahram. He was also honored by the Moroccan Ministry of Culture in 2019, in Beirut and Cairo in 2014, and by several prestigious associations both nationally and internationally.
His works have been translated into several languages, including English, French, Persian, German, Albanian, Italian and Korean 
The twilight of your eyes draws me deep,
I ride the waves, where stillness does seep.
How I wish to breathe my last in your keep,
Yearning to kiss your lips as I weep.
Ah, if you knew the joy that floods me,
When I touch you, my heart sways free.
My days gather whole, purely,
In a virgin night, completely.
To speak of your eyes is such a delight,
How wonderful to rest on your chest at night.
And sleep through life’s endless flight,
If you ask why, I reveal my plight.
I open my chest, offer my heart’s bloom,
Sacrificed for you, dispelling all gloom.
To unite with you in tender embrace,
Lost in your softness, I find my place.


Prepared Angela Kosta