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Winter 2018/19

Elizabeth Grech


For you,
I write
a path
with no end.

I write
a branch
from the tree
inside me.

I write
all that is hidden
in simmering blood
for you
(all I want to tell you
but can’t).

I write
the silence
hanging in the distance
between us.

For you,
I write new stories
not with words
but with my finger
on your heart.

ELIZABETH GRECH is a self-taught translator and works with various social scientists, NGOs, cultural and artistic organisations and international institutions. She is also a literary translator and translates several contemporary Maltese poets and writers into French. Many of her translations have been published in book form and in literary journals. Her own poetry has appeared in a number of collections and journals, and her first full-length book is due to be published by Merlin Publishers, Malta in 2019.




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