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Thursday, 4 November 2021

The Invisible Woman by Zafer Şenocak

Even the paths to us are getting shorter
look through the sunny wall of the house
a woman leans on the door
beautiful in her invisibility
all of this is makeshift
waiting for us to take a step
but we don’t move
hold our hands back
we don’t sleep
when we don’t want to wake from a dream
lean for a while on the door
and search for the word that is not written

From: Şenocak, Zafer and Wright, Elizabeth Oehlkers, ‘The Invisible Woman’, Agni, Volume 53, 2001, p. 53.
(https://www.jstor.org/stable/23009033)

Date: 2001 (original in German); 2001 (translation in English)

By: Zafer Şenocak (1961- )

Translated by: Elizabeth Oehlkers Wright (1966- )