Postcard form Palestine [Carte postale de Palestine]

A Ramallah l’enfant
par une bombe à fragmentation
me regarde les yeux mi-clos
comme pour me dire
« Pourquoi ? »
In Ramallah the child
blown apart
by a fragmentation bomb
looks at me with his half-closed eyes as if to say

This poem was posted to assawra by Djamal Benmerad, an Algerian poet (who blogs at, today.  Translation by Yoshie Furuhashi (@yoshiefuruhashi | yoshie.furuhashi [at]