Poems by Eileen Elsekampf
Chronique d'une vie par ces murs qui nous habitent
In the chronicle of past time night ...
The absent ...
from "Blackout"
Misery is when ...
Sitting cross-legged on ...
On quarantine! ...
Des bombes et des tombes ...
from "A yellowish pooh vomiting"
Il pleut il tombe ...
Un de plus ...


Poem extracted from "Blackout"

Misery is when
You always thought your country
The slum you lived in.

Misery is when
Your Phoenician ancestors
Started a game out.

Misery is when
You helped the Palestinians
To steal your Beyruth.

Misery is when
Help to swim the Awali
You end a drowned man.

Eileen Elsekampf

Eileen Elsekampf is a former teacher at the Lebanese University of Zahle and Saida. She holds a Ph.D in French Literature on E.A. El Maleh's works.
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