fadwa tuqan

(1917– 2003)

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Fadwa Touqan (Arabic: فدوى طوقان‎, also transliterated as Fadwa Tuqan, Spanish: Fadwa Tuqan, French: Fadwa Touquan and Fadwa Touqan; 1917 in Nablus – 2003), was well known for her representations of resistance to Israeli occupation in contemporary Arab poetry.[1]
Touqan's poetry is known for her distinctive chronicling of the suffering of her people, the Palestinian, particularly those living... more »

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The Deluge And The Tree

When the hurricane swirled and spread its deluge
of dark evil
onto the good green land
'they' gloated. The western skies
reverberated with joyous accounts:
'The Tree has fallen !
The great trunk is smashed! The hurricane leaves no life in the Tree!'

Had the Tree really fallen?
Never! Not with our red streams flowing forever,
not while the wine of our thorn limbs
fed the thirsty roots,
Arab roots alive
tunneling deep, deep, into the land!

When the Tree rises up, the branches
shall flourish green and fresh in the sun
the laughter of the Tree ...

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