Be downcast, 0 traitorous eyes,
You who did delude my heart!
Should the westerlies blow,
My tent’s crossbeam would tremble!
Have I strength to climb the hill
Beyond which sojourns my sweetheart?
Would that she were beside me,
On this our parting day!
Middle Atlas Berber poetry
collected and translated by Michael Peyron between 1981 and 1991
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