Thursday, October 9, 2008

And when we started, we started from there

When a man is in love
how can he use old words?
Should a woman
desiring her lover
lie down with
grammarians and linguists?

I said nothing
to the woman I loved
but gathered
love's adjectives into a suitcase
and fled from all languages.

Arabic Poetry
Poem #333,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

where did you find this?