100 und eine Nacht

100 und eine Nacht

© Hassan J. Richter
© Dirk Engelage



Sit down
and let the past
come back to you.


Through the open door
the ghosts
of yesteryear return
and start to dance
and sing again
as if they never stopped.

Open your ears,
open your heart
or you will,
blind and deaf,
miss out
on joy and life
that lingers here
beyond decay.

Only the surface
but deeper down
the beauty of that life,
that joy remains.

But only
for the eye that sees
the ear that hears,
the heart with depth