a wild hare,
a deer sticks its head up,
in the shadow meditates a deer,
acorns become brown,
and between the fingers,
slips dark time.
Between his eyes and her tears
stands always the suitcase,
and the distances of so many travels
towards the fire of poetry
in a foreign country.
FUAD RIFKA (Syria 1930-2011)
Translation Fuad Rifka – Germain Droogenbroodt
Note: Adonis, Mahmud Darwish and Fuad Rifka are founders
of a new movement in modern Arab poetry