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The Set up

Ali Rashid

 

Translated by: Saleh Razzouk

and Scott Minar

 

 

Leave me O pain

 

The world is spinning around me like a naked ear of wheat

 

Like a field that cannot reach its vintages

 

While I am wavering with my alienation amulets at what remained of

 

The impossible

 

Wishing for a time to pose with my remorse in place.

 

...

 

Beware O suffrage of waxing her closed doors with

 

Forgetfulness,

 

Of burning this deposit of idleness in the ruins

 

Of her eyes,

 

Or of a goblin that grew in her pale silence,

 

This sticky silence is the desperate distance between the dream,

 

And songs mixed with halted breaths,

 

Between her thin hand, and the draped evening like damp loaves

 

Mixed with saffron.

 

 

Saleh Razzouk  , ssistant prof. at The University of Aleppo (Syrai)

 

                       Scott Minar is a writer, literary critic, editor, and musician from USA

 

 

work of artist Ali Rashid

 

 

 

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