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under the tree
I give it a good shake
perhaps I’ll enjoy
an old look
another reason for the Dutch translator’s passion to translate my poems. He got confused like the rest of them and translated the poems back into Arabic.
Whenever the train
goes by your house
it looks back.
That, in spite of the long journey
is the secret of the passengers’ joy.
Published in Banipal 50 - Prison Writing
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