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Saïd, Amina: The Earth (La Terre in English)

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La Terre (French)

portait le ciel en tête

né d’un désir de lumière

l’oiseau portait son chant


les pierres sacrées

empruntaient leur forme

au soleil à la lune


et toujours la terre

portait le ciel en tête


puis vint l’homme

sa détresse extrême


autour de son cri

la gangue du silence

dans son regard plus qu’ailleurs

la mort


car tout finit

par être ce qu’il contemple

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The Earth (English)

carried sky first

born from a longing for light

the bird carried his cry


the holy stones

borrowed their form

from the sun the moon


and still the earth

carried the sky first


then came man

his extreme distress


around his cry

the matrix of silence

in his look more than anywhere



for everything ends

as what it contemplates

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