24.5.05

The Face Of A Woman

I dwell in the face of a woman

who dwells in a wave
flung by the tide
to a shore that has lost it s harbor
in its shells.I live in the face of a woman
who murders me,
who desires to be
a dead beacon
in my blood sailing
to the very end of madness.

Adonis, a Sirian poet
Translated by Kamal Abu-Deeb

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