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Poetry

after pompeii

Translated from Arabic

I borrow a stocking
pull it down over my eyes

today I see
as I can't be seen

I feel like the dog
at pompeii
shrouded in lava

it is written that the time will come
when we see each other
face to face

Translations of “surd ca o bute,” “după pompei,” “claustrofobie.” Copyright 2006 Mariana Dan. Translations copyright 2008 by Mariana Dan and Adam J. Sorkin. All rights reserved.

English

I borrow a stocking
pull it down over my eyes

today I see
as I can't be seen

I feel like the dog
at pompeii
shrouded in lava

it is written that the time will come
when we see each other
face to face

Translations of “surd ca o bute,” “după pompei,” “claustrofobie.” Copyright 2006 Mariana Dan. Translations copyright 2008 by Mariana Dan and Adam J. Sorkin. All rights reserved.