Andrée Chedid

(1920 – 2011 / Cairo / Egypt)

Andrée Chedid Poems

1. The Ever-Patient Woman 5/12/2015
2. Landscapes 6/9/2015
3. The Voice 9/2/2015
4. The Final Poem 4/27/2017

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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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