Nathalie Handal Poems

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1.
Les É?Ventails, Portraits Of Passion

The shadows of birds fading on a fighter's back
The undressing of words on an unstamped postcard
The wet swings in the distant park
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2.
White Trees

When the white trees are no longer in sight
they are telling us something,
like the body that undresses
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3.
Tonight

water will reach
the rim of the glass but will not
allow itself to leave the glass
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4.
Intermisión

I don't know if I left the window open,
or the electric fireplace on,
not sure if my name is Natalya or Navarro,
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5.
Yesterday Hours

I traveled nowhere where I could not be found.
I knocked on every neighbors' door, stole every pillow,
wiped away the ants on my kitchen table, leaned against
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6.
The Phone Call

The phone line is on fire,
my cousin's spirit in flames
as she tells me
about Dar Al-Kalima
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7.
War

A cup of empty messages in a room of light,
light that blinds & blinded men lined up
the young are unable to die peacefully, I hear a man say.
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8.
The Hawk Quartet

You greet me only with your eyes.
That evening you write to me
on a starless night,
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9.
In The Blue Hour

the negrita cries, I hide
not to deceive the darkness
or myself…
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10.
Santiago

He might return and if he appears blue I might
allow him on top and if he returns with the sun
I will let summer multiply on my body
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