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Abscess

In Uncategorized on November 21, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Performing ‘Abscess’ at a Burn After Reading night in October.
Burn After Reading’s next night is on the 10th December: https://www.facebook.com/events/749450205138615/?fref=ts
Featuring Salena Godden, Adam Kammerling and the BARPo crew. Wonderful.

Nizar Qabbani – I Want To Write Different Words For You

In Uncategorized on November 1, 2014 at 11:25 pm

I want to write different words for you
To invent a language for you alone
to fit the size of your body
And the size of my love

I want to travel away from the dictionary
And to leave my lips
I am tired of my mouth
I want a different one
Which can change
Into a cherry tree or a match box
A mouth from which words can emerge
Like nymphs from the sea,
Like white chicks jumping from the magician’s hat.

Nizar Qabbani
Trans. Bassam K Frangieh and Clementine R. Brown