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Amina Saïd

I remembered the snow of almond trees
I followed birds’ flight-paths
to the moon’s mountain to the eiderdown of birth
I learned and forgot all the languages on earth.”

—  Amina Saïd, from “Path of Light,” Words Without Borders, July 2011 issue: The Arab Spring, Part I  (trans. Marilyn Hacker)

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