2017. január 5., csütörtök

Nizar Quabbani: I Want To Write Different Words For You

I want to write different words for you
To invent a language for you alone
To fit the size of your body
And the size of my love.

I want to travel away from the dictionary
And to leave my lips
I am tired of my mouth
I want a different one
Which can change
Into a cherry tree or a match box,
A mouth from which words can emerge
Like nymphs from the sea,
Like white chicks jumping from the magician’s hat.

-- Translated from the Arabic by Bassam K. Frangieh and Clementina R. Brown.

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