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Mahmoud Darwish

I dreamed of the scent of almonds Inflaming the sorrow of long nights — Mahmoud Darwish, from section 4 “Apology,” of “Beneath the Ancient Windows (For Jerusalem and Her Sisters),” in collection “The End of Night,” I Don’t Want This Poem to End transl. by Mohammad Shaheen (Interlink Books, 2017) Advertisements

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Ghassan Zaqtan

Nothing’s left to say between us everything went into the train that hid its whistle in the smoke that didn’t become a cloud in the departure that gathered your limbs Nothing’s left to say between us so let your death be the insight of dazzling silver and let the sun of those cities be a… Continue reading Ghassan Zaqtan

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

Mahmoud Darwish

We have on this earth what makes life worth living: April’s hesitation, the aroma of bread at dawn, a woman’s point of view about men, the works of Aeschylus, the beginning of love, grass on a stone, mothers living on a flute’s sigh and the invaders’ fear of memories — Mahmoud Darwish, Unfortunately, It Was… Continue reading Mahmoud Darwish

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