Winter 2006-7

Translations - George Wallace

Leon-Gontran Damas


to be too early severed from pure milk
from the only true tenderness
i would have given
my whole life
to feel you
to smell you near
close to me
next to me only
me only
always next
to me only
always beautiful
as if you know
as if you know perfectly well
what it means
to have always been
just crying
                Tr George Wallace




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