I was ten years old head full of sky (poem) – Amina Saïd – Tunisia – Poetry International

I am a child and free
I have no place or dwelling
how vast the sky is when the whole
world is a poem
it’s broad daylight on earth
night has not yet been created
I have a foothold in all of time

 – Amina Saïd

j’eus dix ans le ciel en têtej’empruntai ses ailes au soleilpour voler vers ce lieu entre deux rivesj’élevai des tours de sablequ’habitait l’ombre qui me servait de corpscorps … I was ten years old head full of skyI borrowed the sun’s wingsto fly toward that spot between two shoresI built towers of sandwhere that shadow lived which served as my bodybody …

Source: I was ten years old head full of sky (poem) – Amina Saïd – Tunisia – Poetry International

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