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Summer 2007, vol 5 no 2


Rita Odeh


still lake...
seagulls stir
the far moon
  refugee camp-
sculpting the tree trunk
into a cross
funeral procession-
a neighbour's swing sways
with the wind
sparrows fly above
the rusty barbwire
mud spot...
old rooster stirs
his shadow

Rita Odeh Born in Nazareth, Rita Odeh has a BA in English and Comparative Literature from Haifa University and currently works as a High school teacher. She is the author of a book of poetry in the Arabic language and has poetry published in several international publications.