Classic · Collection · Contemporary · Excerpt · Fragment · Palestinian Culture · Palestinian Literature · Poetry

Mahmoud Darwish

I embrace you, until I return to my void,
as an eternal visitor. No life and no
death in what I sense
as a bird passing beyond nature.
when I embrace you…

— Mahmoud Darwish, from “Maybe, Because Winter  Is Late” The Butterfly’s Burden. Copper Canyon Press, 2006

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