Home #Blue Nib Issues Issue 42 | July 2020 | Two poems from The Abduction by Maram Al-Masri, translated by Hélène Cardona

Two poems from The Abduction by Maram Al-Masri, translated by Hélène Cardona

O human brothers

O human brothers

O world

I had a child

I hid him in my belly

he shared my body

I fed him my blood

we shared my dreams

I sang for him, he smiled

I carried him, he stopped crying

they ripped him from my arms

I stopped singing

Do you remember

Do you remember

that little boy

who lived with his parents near us?

do you remember

when his mother entrusted him to us 

when shopping?

and I’d put you ...

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