Tree of Fire

Tree of Fire

by Adonis

The tree by the river
is weeping leaves.
It strews the shore
with tear after tear.
It reads to the river
its prophecy of fire.
I am that final
leaf that no one
sees
My people
have died as fires
die — without a trace.

(from The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry)

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