Wednesday, March 27, 2013

poetry of Amina Said

The Earth

carried sky first
born from a longing for light
the bird carried his cry

the holy stones
borrowed their form
from the sun the moon

and still the earth
carried the sky first

then came man
his extreme distress

around his cry
the matrix of silence
as his look more than anywhere

Amina Said

translated by Mary Ann Caws

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