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Confused and drenched
My hands torn attempting to embrace mountains, valleys, plains
And the sea that I loved drowned me over and over
This lover’s body has become a corpse
Floating on the water
Confused and drenched
My corpse also
Stretching out its arms
To embrace the sea that drowns it.

-    Najwan Darwish              

     Translated by Atef Alshaer