Andrée Chedid

(1920 – 2011 / Cairo / Egypt)

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Andrée Chedid (Arabic: أندريه شديد‎) (20 March 1920 – 6 February 2011) was a French poet and novelist of Lebanese descent.
Chedid was born in Cairo on 20 March 1920. When she was ten, she was sent to a boarding school, where she learned English and French. At fourteen, she left for Europe. She then returned to Cairo to go to the American University. Her dream was to become a dancer. She ... more »

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Landscapes

Behind faces and gestures
We remain mute
And spoken words heavy
With what we ignore or keep silent
Betray us

I dare not speak for mankind
I know so little of myself

But the Landscape

I see as a reflection
Is also a lie stealing into
My words I speak without remorse
Of this image of myself
And mankind my unequaled torment

I speak of Desert without repose
Carved by relentless winds
Torn up from its bowels

Blinded by sands
Unsheltered solitary
Yellow as death
Wrinkled like parchment
Face turned to the sun.

I ...

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