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Mahmoud Darwish

She does not love you.
Your metaphors thrill her,
You are her poet
But that’s all there is to it.

— Mahmoud Darwish, from “She Does Not Love You,” Almond Blossoms and Beyond. Trans. by Mohammad Shaheen. (Interlink Pub Group 2009)

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