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Poetry in English/Translation

Yoon-Ho Cho
Meesoon Bae
Chung-Woong Bae
Ok-Bae Kim
Chang Yoon Lee
Hye-Shin Lim
Maria Bennett

Maria Bennett

wasf for the loved one
your eyes like half-filled wells
without them I cannot see my body
your mouth a compass
without which I cannnot navigate this delirium
your arms thick as fir branches
bearing me aloft
without them I would be so close to the ground
your legs open harbors
weighing my balance
without them I could not circle you
in this dance of remembering

finding my religion
i worship
this place
in the crook
of your neck

my fingers
to the blue
of your eyes

i whisper hosannas
into the seashell
of your ear
on the prayerbook open
to your longing

New Jersey

Shabdaguchha, an International Bilingual Poetry Journal, edited by Hassanal Abdullah