The Snowman by Suzan A’alyoowan

THE SNOWMAN BY SUZAN A’ALYOOWAN

TRANSLATED BY: H.I. AL-MUHAIRI

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With their small hands,
they made him a body and a head.
With stiff pieces of wood,
they gave him their faces
and the scent of skin
in coats and shoes.
They gave him a smile and a pipe,
the smoke of which
is a warm, shivering breath.
They must have passed unseen by the adults
and snatched this fine hat for him,
and this scarf.
In the night,
they will leave him.
It is not possible for children in such colors
to sleep in this frosty white.
Children like them
wish to keep a distance,
in which the pain of loss falls,
when the sun rises
and he leaves them
forever.

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