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Ghassan Zaqtan

My love, whose name is just that, “my love,”
my life’s flower
is about to burn in my hand
I beg you
please
          let’s part

— Ghassan Zaqtan, from “Beyond That,” The Silence That Remains: Selected Poems. Translated by Fady Joudah (Copper Canyon Press, 2017)

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