Anthology · Classic · Collection · Compilation · Contemporary · Excerpt · Fragment · French Culture · French Literature · Passage · Poetry · Reference

Amina Saïd

I’ve decorated the day with the tattoos of my dreams
my face has seen my other face
I’ve not heard the voice calling me
the hand seeking me hasn’t found me
I’ve been born several times from each star
I’ve died as often from the sun of days
I’ve taken early boats to nowhere

— Amina Saïd, from “Path of Light,” The Yale Anthology of Twentieth-Century French Poetry (Yale University Press, 2004)

One thought on “Amina Saïd

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s