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Poem

Norddine Zouitni

Assumption

If you came into possession
Of a small moon
And some bits of stars,
You could go down to the pub
And spend this imagined treasure
On anyone who could give you

News about
Every woman you should have loved
And every man you should have been.

افتراض

افتراض

ماذا لو اقترضت
قمرا صغيرا
وقطعا من النجوم
ثم قصدت
حانة قريبة
تصرف فيها كنزك الوهمي
على الذين يعطيك
خبرا
عن كل امرأة
كان عليك، وفاتك
أن تعشقها

أو كل رجل،
كان عليك،
وفاتك أن تكون!
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Assumption

If you came into possession
Of a small moon
And some bits of stars,
You could go down to the pub
And spend this imagined treasure
On anyone who could give you

News about
Every woman you should have loved
And every man you should have been.

Assumption

If you came into possession
Of a small moon
And some bits of stars,
You could go down to the pub
And spend this imagined treasure
On anyone who could give you

News about
Every woman you should have loved
And every man you should have been.
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Literature Translation Institute of Korea
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