Mahmoud Darwish

((13 March 1941 – 9 August 2008 / Palestinian)

Poems of Mahmoud Darwish

Under Siege

Here on the slopes of hills, facing the dusk and the cannon of time
Close to the gardens of broken shadows,
We do what prisoners do,
And what the jobless do:
We cultivate hope.

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A country preparing for dawn. We grow less intelligent
For we closely watch the hour of victory:

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