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By Mahmoud Darwish

ISBN-10: 0981955711

ISBN-13: 9780981955711

“There are maps of Palestine that the politicians won't ever be capable of forfeit: the single stored within the thoughts of Palestinian refugees, and that that's drawn by means of Mahmoud Darwish’s poetry.”—Anton Shammas

This striking selection of Mahmoud Darwish’s poems and prose meditations is either lyrical and philosophical, wondering and clever, choked with irony and protest and play. “Every attractive poem is an act of resistance.” As consistently, Darwish’s musings on unrest and loss stay on love and humanity; fable and dream are inseparable from fact. “Truth is obvious as day.” through the e-book, Darwish returns often to his ongoing and sometimes lighthearted dialog with death.

Mahmoud Darwish (1941–2008) used to be offered the Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom in 2001. He used to be considered as the voice of the Palestinian humans and one of many maximum poets of our time.

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But that's what happened. ' he felt a friend was keeping him company on his walk. Nobody thought he was mad. They thought he was a dreamy, absent-minded poet receiving sudden inspiration from a demon. Nor did he consider he was doing anything wrong. He doesn't know why he thought of Genghis Khan. Perhaps because he saw a horse without a saddle floating in the air above a ruined building in the valley basin. ' Before he reached the end of the road he walks every evening, he saw an old man go over to a eucalyptus tree, lean his stick against its trunk, undo his fly with a trembling hand and say, as he peed, 'What's it all for�' And the girls climbing up from the valley, not content with laughing at the old man, threw hard, fresh pistachios at him.

I looked for the light switch so that I could see what was happening to me, but couldn't find it. I tripped over my chair and knocked it over and it knocked me over onto I don't know what. Like a blind man seeing with his fingers, I felt around for a wall to lean against and collided with a wardrobe. I opened it and my hand came into contact with clothes, which I sniffed and found smelt of me. I realised I was in my own domain but had become separated from it. I continued the search for the light switch to see if this was true, and found it.

Nor did he find a document confirming he had stood in the rain for no reason. When he thought about hope, the gap widened between a body that was no longer agile and a heart that had acquired wisdom. He did not repeat the question 'Who am I�' because he was so upset by the smell of lilies and the neighbours' loud music. He opened the window on what remained of a horizon and saw two cats playing with a puppy in the narrow street, and a dove building a nest in a chimney, and he said: 'Hope is not the opposite of despair.

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