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Mahmoud Darwish

What songs do you love
what songs? The ones
that speak about love thirst,
or about a time that has passed?

— Mahmoud Darwish, from “Low Sky,” The Butterfly’s Burden, tr. by Fady Joudah (Copper Canyon Press, 2006)

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