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Laâbi, Abdellatif: Le Portrait du Père

Portre of Laâbi, Abdellatif

Le Portrait du Père (French)

Le portrait du père

a pris sa place sur le mur

derrière moi

Je suis seul

dans ma chambre close

Ma femme est partie travailler


une main vient me caresser la nuque


telle une plume d’oiseau

Le goût de l’enfance

me monte à la bouche

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The Portrait of the Father (English)

The portrait of the father

has taken its place on the wall

behind me

I am alone

in my closed room

My wife has gone to work


a hand comes to caress my neck


like a bird’s feather

The taste of childhood

rises to my mouth

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