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Le Triomphe de L'amour sur La mort

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Le Triomphe de L'amour sur La mort

The Triumph of Love over Death

My heart, 
my mind, 
the two have worked together,
Each of them elemented 
and fostered my spirit.
Some day, 
a stranger stepped in 
seeking decent weather;
The guest waited for 
the host to meet 
and gain the merit.
Whose turn is this? 
Whose undertaking? 
Such was the blather;
My heart greeting, 
my mind retreating, 
such was my spirit.

But then, see

My spirit is elemented 
by both and favours 
no one to the other;
With brimming eyes, 
tempestuous sighs, 
the guest was asked out.
'Keep out', 
the mind asserted, 
'keep always the doors clean'
Next to breaking, 
my heart to the balm has waved out;
'Be around, Love, be sound. 
Seek neither weather nor wind'
'Come again, Love, come 
and feel for them all the blind'
'Wipe out your tears, 
shed only more of them, Love, in not out'
'For nothing great, 
nothing radiant 
without you 
will come about'

My spirit, 
O spirit, 
without this guest 
you are then dead.
what reason? 
O mind 
till when this nonsense?
"Life will prevail until death prevails" 
thus was said;
But Love shall triumph, 
crown the beauty of life 
and hence
Love shall prevail, 
read life again, 
over the mind and its death.

Chokri Omri
Tunis, 2009

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