Treasure Island

Ali Esber Adunis

(1930 / سوريا)

A Land Of No Return


Even if you return, O, Odysseus;
even if spaces close around you,
and the guide is burnt to ashes
in your bereaved face
or your friendly terror,
you will remain a history of wandering,
you will remain in a land of no promise,
you will remain in a land of no return.
Even if you return,
O, Odysseus

Translated by: Kamal Abu-Deeb

Submitted: Thursday, November 07, 2013
Edited: Saturday, November 09, 2013

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