– Words from Adonis, the Syrian poet (born Ali Ahmad Said Esber).
“So that your body moves wisely so that I move with it
with what is above it below it.
and in between
so that I surround you and break any barrier that separates you from me.
I read the book of your priests
I grow into your origins.
I taste their creatures and personify them in my delusions so that you become the dot,
and I become the script and shape.
so that you become ‘From’ and what follows it .
I am not your sea
I am not the swans you wait for I have nothing but limbs.
Limbs that get lost.
I erased-discovered you,
lost in a fever whose outer reaches I have yet to discover.
‘About’ and what it possesses,
where words cannot contain me,
where only imaginings and symbols can contain me.”