Ghareeb Iskander is an Iraqi poet living in London since 2002. He has written about literature in Semiotic Trends in the Critique of Arabic Poetry (in Arabic), as well as publishing the following poetry collections: Sawad Basiq (High Darkness), Mahafat Alwahm (A Chariot of Illusion), and Af’a Gilgamesh (Gilgamesh’s Snake).

Who am I?
This trembling voice said
Who am I
Who am I
a song in the morning
Or a deadly night?
I am more than one
more than a voice
And more than a song
I am more than a day
more than a night
But my silence is unique
without colour.

Poems on Silence