The tone of Abboud al Jabiri's poetry is quite different from the other work we've translated from Arabic, as you'll see if you look at poets such as the stunning Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi from Sudan. In this poem, as in 'Fading', he fixes on a deceptively simple image and, when elaborating on it, manages to convey complex and delicates feelings about loss and acceptance.

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Nouhad Alame

So many things in life are like this feeling…loss and not accepting even though you try. you might say, yes, you accepted but the truth hurt for many many years that never goes


this made me sad but its a great poem


good translation.enjoyed reading it

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