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Ghassan Zaqtan

Three Poems

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Three Poems Ghassan Zaqtan Translated from the Arabic by Fady Joudah.  That Life I’m going to see how they died going toward that wreckage going to see them there tranquil on the hill of engagement Dear Wednesday’s narcissus, what time is it what death is it what planet in the widow’s hand five or three? Her dress was blooming we were neglected flowers on her dress Dear women’s thresholds, how much is a lifetime what time is a river how many daggers in ...

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Ghassan Zaqtan was born near Bethlehem in 1954. He is the literary editor for al-Ayyam in Ramallah where he lives. He has published numerous collections of poetry and a novel.His Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me, translated by Fady Joudah, was published by Yale University Press in 2012.