Adonis: “The Sleep of Hands”


Today I offer my palms
to dead lands and muted
streets before death seams
my eyelids, sews me
in the skin of all the earth
and sleeps forever in my hands.


Translation from the Arabic by Samuel Hazo

Photo: disappeared by _jer_

~ by matt on 28 May 2008.

One Response to “Adonis: “The Sleep of Hands””

  1. Beautiful!

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