Wadih Saadeh

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Wadih Sa'adah was born in the village of Shabtin, in northern Lebanon. In his own words he describes it as "a place were the people, fields, trees, rocks, birds and animals were one family. Nature was part of our being. The soil and the people were one. I grew up among farmers who were gentle and dour. I grew up among opposites - the sterility of r ...

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With what meagre space
remaining between his hands


That day
under the square's oak tree

A Tree

He walked two steps and touched
a plant he had planted the day before

Life There

There she buried
her child, and waited

In The Tunnel, In The Bone

Soon time will end.
Winds are approaching the immense wall.

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