Friday Finds: 13 Poems by Youssef Rakha

The sixth issue of Seedings has work by Egyptian poet-novelist Youssef Rakha in Robin Moger’s translation:

Photo by Youssef Rakha

The poem opens:

& I didn’t taste her lips
& company didn’t show until the final day I filled the space that’s for your body
consciously or lost
in dreams like a festival
& thought of her a little
& missed you

Keep reading at Seedings, and follow with a collection of 12 other poems by Rakha, tr. Moger:

First song of autumn

The Angel of Death gives counsel to a bereaved parent


The Angel (A god who renounced his faith)

The Angel (Your picture)

Coffee on the way back from the airport

A homicide


The claim

Love (Marriage)

Shipping Traffic

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