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Mahmoud Darwish

This heart, my heart, is small
and the love, my love, is large.
It travels in the wind, descends,
loosens a pomegranate then falls
in the wandering of two almond
eyes, then ascends in the dawn
of two dimples and forgets
the way back to house and name.
This heart, my heart, is small
and the love is large …

— Mahmoud Darwish, from “Tuesday And The Weather Is Clear,” If I Were Another (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011)

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