Only the river knew
The miles of desert I had walked
                      in cold conceited cities
Trying to grasp their locked up
                      fake wisdom

And now it smiled a liquid smile
as it passed
the boat of light
the boat of joy
that held us in its arms
high up between the moon and sky

For I was back
Where life, my life, had started
And now I Knew
And now I saw:
The sand, the pyramis enveiled, the eyes
                      of his ancient land
Was all I had ever wanted
Was all I have ever needed

As now I need your hand


  [November 1993 - thanking Seif for saving this poem for me]