Quote of the Week

“I wonder if there are
enough languages
between the two of us

to convey all the things
that I wish I could tell you

we speak four or five or six
all things considered,
or soon will:

we both come from many peoples
across many homelands
with many tongues

and we have come
to own these things
through study if not by birthright.

but perhaps
it is simpler and better and wiser
to love you wordlessly

artlessly, unstudied.
perhaps we could have
four or five or six language’s worth

of silence
and I could tell you everything
that I needed you to know

just the same.”

Najia Khaled, In Translation

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