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Elle ditAward winning American poet Marilyn Hacker offers the brilliance of Lebanese poet Vénus Khoury Ghata in an exuisite translation She says the earth is so vast one can't help but be lost like water from a broken jug There is no fortress against the wind the winter wanderer must count on the co. She saysmigrating birds won’t replace the roadand it’s not breadcrumbs that will throw the swallows off trackEarly this morningshe announced to the larch that her cherry tree had borne its first fruitIt repeated this to the other larches who spread the news through theforesta forest strong in its privileges which never returns the winds it’s beenlentit turns them into howls beneath the trees’ barkand into gallops among the branchesinto echoes which lean on the mountain to throw themselves on hercherry treeTo leave with a tree under your arm is hazardousa stream draws a closed circle around her houseonce stepped across the water turns like bad milk

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Rief and death the backdrop of a war ravaged country are always at the edges made increasingly urgent by lines often jagged and spare their music unhaltered Khoury Ghata is a vital voice in both her native and adopted languages and we are pleased to present this important collection in Englis. This exceptional volume of poetry spans cultures languages political boundaries The translator's notes are alone worth the price of the book but the poems are absolute magic I began underlining lines that caught me but I soon found myself essentially highlighting entire pages The original French is offered side by side with the English translation

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summary Elle dit ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF · Award winning American poet Marilyn Hacker offers the brilliance of Lebanese poet Vénus Khoury Ghata in an exuisite translation She says the earth is so vast one can't help but be lost like water from a broken jug There is no fortress against the wind the winter wanderer must count on the Mpassion of walls from She SaysTranslated by celebrated American poet Marilyn Hacker Vénus Khoury Ghata's She Says explores the mythic and confessional attractions and repulsions of the French and Arabic imaginations with poems that open like a suitcase filled with alphabets Sex barrenness g. After a long time away I'm finally returning to poetry I remembered loving Khoury Ghata so I jumped right in which was both a good and bad idea It was a bad idea because her poems aren't the easiest to parse for a beginner; they can feel a bit difficult to get But it was a really good idea because it helped me to practice letting go of expectations and basking in language and oh what language hereWhat I love most about Khoury Ghata's work Her recurring themes Her rich jewel like imagery Her anthropomorphism of nature