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My black mulberry, my forked darky, my Gypsy,
My grain of pomegranate, my grain of light, my only one;
I am a tree, my limbs, a proch hanging with grapes,
I am a hive, you are my honey, my bitter honey,
My sin, my ague.

Tongue of the coral, theeth of the coral, thighs of oyster,
I gave you a life, my wife,
My black mulberry, my forked darky, my Gypsy,
What more will you be to me, my odd one, queer one,
My smiling quince, my weeping pomegranate,
My baby, my stallion, my wife.

           Murat Nemet-Nejat
           Trembling Letters, 1995 (Australia)