Mahmoud Darwish Poems

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1.
I Come From There

I come from there and I have memories
Born as mortals are, I have a mother
And a house with many windows,
I have brothers, friends,
And a prison cell with a cold window.
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2.
Passport

They did not recognize me in the shadows
That suck away my color in this Passport
And to them my wound was an exhibit
For a tourist Who loves to collect photographs
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3.
Psalm 9

O rose beyond the reach of time and of the senses
O kiss enveloped in the scarves of all the winds
surprise me with one dream
that my madness will recoil from you
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4.
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:
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5.
Identity Card

Write down !
I am an Arab
And my identity card number is fifty thousand
I have eight children
And the ninth will come after a summer
Will you be angry?
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6.
Psalm Three

On the day when my words
were earth...
I was a friend to stalks of wheat.
On the day when my words
were wrath
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7.
A Lover From Palestine

Your eyes are a thorn in my heart
Inflicting pain, yet I cherish that thorn
And shield it from the wind.
I sheathe it in my flesh, I sheathe it, protecting it from night and agony,
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8.
A Man And A Fawn Play Together In A Garden…

A man and a fawn play together in a garden…
I say to my friend: 'Where did this little one
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9.
He Is Quiet And So Am I

He is quiet and so am I.
He sips tea with lemon, while I drink coffee.
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10.
Bread

From early dusk the day was inscrutable
The sun shows up, lazy as usual
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