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“Suleika and Marilyn” (Bill Manhire)

10th June 2020

Suleika and Marilyn, Bill Manhire

This poem is the English version by Bill Manhire of an original poem written for “A New Divan” by the Lebanese poet Abbas Beydoun, via a literal translation by Reem Ghanayem. The original poem was inspired by the book of Hafiz in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s “West-Eastern Divan” (published 1819).

Click here to read the poem.