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Adonis

I wait for you
in the shell of night by the shore
in the hum roaring from the depth of the sea
in the holes in the sky’s cape
in linden and acacia
among pines and cedars
in the underbelly of the waves, in salt

— Adonis, from “Psalm,” Adonis: Selected Poems. Trans. Khaled Mattawa. (Yale University Press; First Edition edition, October 19, 2010)

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