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Abdellatif Laâbi

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Abdellatif Laâbi is the author of Little Things (Leafe Press, 2013).

by this poet


To the memory of Tahar Djaout*
on the day of his funeral

The earth opens 
and welcomes you
Why these cries, these tears
these prayers
What have they lost
What are they looking for
those who trouble
your refound peace?

The earth opens