When You Find a Man, Mang


“When you find a man

Who transforms

Every part of you

 

Into Poetry,

Who makes each one of your hairs

Into a poem,

When you find a man,

Capable,

 

As I am

Of bathing and adorning you

With poetry,

I will beg you

 

To follow him without hesitation,

It is not important

That you belong to me or him

But that you belong to poetry.”

 

—Translated by Bassam K. Frangieh and Clementina R. Brown

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