You made me laugh, Summer, you’re my dream
I slept with you, with you I wake.
My insides are soooo big, the world
fits in, next to you.
O my spikeless, cornerless, lingering love
my self as withered as a summer leaf.
Translated by George Messo
(From & Silk & Love & Flame by Birhan Keskin, forthcoming from Arc in 2013)