A poem by Tahar Djaouat…

…because the sun on the sea today made me think of him & Jean Sénac:


Tahar Djaouat


Sénac still present

This rust inside me
the sun revives.

Obsessional smell
of the wave
on my eye

where interminably a
telluric laughter unfurls

Laughter of an Algerian girl
(Jean, look
how the suns commingle
and the praying wave
caresses the stirrups

Fissures — butterfly elytra —
in the acrobat azure

And marrying the sea
your wheat field beard


translation from French by P.J.

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