Oh, Farida! How wondrous thy name upon my lips!
On that beach, as you danced, those swaying hips,
Your wonderful, beaming, cheeky smile,
Red swimsuit, flowing hair -
I should have had you right there
How could we tell
Each other of our love?
You spoke only Arabic and French;
And I, only,
A crippled form of English.
The cultural divide,
How could it be breached?
And yet, I've hea...
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