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Mahmoud Darwish

One day I will become a bird and unsheathe my existence out of my void. When the two wings burn I’ll near the truth and reincarnate from ash. I am the dialogue of dreamers. I turned away from my body and my self to complete my first journey toward meaning, but meaning burned me and… Continue reading Mahmoud Darwish

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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)

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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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