Genesis

Poetry Fadwa Suleiman
Translated from the Arabic by Marilyn Hacker

Rain on rain
And mud on mud
My grandmother weaves the story
With a thread of sun
And a thread of moon
She grinds her words
In the mill of her breath and scatters them
Among the stars


Rain on rain
And mud on clay
My grandmother turns with the earth
And kneads sand into her  [...]

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Issue 24

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24

Spring 2016

Author

Fadwa Suleiman left a successful career as an actress in Damascus in 2011 to join the popular democratic uprising. Her first book of poems, When the Moon Is Full (Dar al-Ghawoon), was published in Arabic in Beirut in 2013. She now lives in France.

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