Aqoonso

65 Amani _ Safa

Dhagta ugu rid waanada
U wanqalo odhaah daada
Wakhtigana u meel dayo
Samirkana la noqo wehel
Is aqoonsi waa kow
Waa seeska noolahaa
Dhaxal abida weeyaan
Af-gobaadsi waa u nacab
Waa u wehel kalsoonidu
Garashaduna waa weel
Waxa wiiqa gocashadaa
Waydeeya ruux wacan


The above image is part of a collaboration between:

Amina M.
Instagram: @4nine2 
Website: www.4nine2.com

&
Safa M., professional photographer based in Vancouver, BC.

Hanad Darwish (Author) is an adopted Londoner, having grown up in Birmingham and moved to London to study law. He considers himself as well a part-time resident of Hargeisa, and he frequents the city every chance he gets. Hanad has been in love with Somali art and literature since hearing Mohammed Mooge’s “Saxarlaay ha fududaan” at the tender age of 13 or 14, but it wasn’t until the beginning of this year that he was inspired to write his first-ever piece of Somali poetry. “Aqoonso” is his second piece of writing, which explores the beauty of reflection, acceptance, and confidence in oneself.

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