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I say, for you

by Evelyn Van Cauwelaert (Belgium)

February 2023

Write the World Review

Audio: "I say, for you," read by Anna O'Connor

Warmed up? warmed up? there is a train waiting for you,
when you wish the sun never sowed a day for you.

if you’re cold my lips will listen to your hands until
they’ve peeled off winter and it’s forever May for you.

I’ll tap in morse code on your temple and you’ll know
why night chips at your shoulder, why I play for you.

but no, I can’t saw wisdom out of a star if
you blink my words empty when I pray for you.

so when I scry your name, wait until the dark’s bloomed
first. you’ll grow into tomorrow in the right way for you.

Evelyn Van Cauwelaert, age 18, comes from Belgium. She is fascinated by languages and is pursuing an English-Spanish literature degree at university. In her spare time she can be found writing her novel or sketching on her lecture notes. For this ghazal she wanted to conjure hope out of the cold.

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3/9/24, 12:43 AM

This was absolutely a good read! 😃

Ushing Mya

11/24/23, 4:42 PM

I'm amazed by your deep perception towards little things of life! Keep glowing dear Taieba.

Fatima Ismail

10/4/23, 10:28 AM

I'll like to see more of your writing

Fatima Ismail

10/4/23, 10:26 AM

Gsk I love it!

dont care

10/3/23, 7:58 PM

womp womp


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9/29/23, 2:03 AM

Wow..just wow. Ridiculous words I know. I just stumbled across your poem as this is my first time on the website and I landed this masterpiece. As an immigrant myself, I could relate to several aspects of this. Your use of imagery, symbolism, and allusion is outstanding


9/17/23, 8:43 AM

Powerful. Spreading the truth some don't think about, some don't have to worry about. A great and strong piece.

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Aisha Yaakub

8/25/23, 10:35 PM

Excellent and amazing

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