Biography of Monzer Masri
Born, lived, wrote, loved..and so near to death!
been in a very few places.. Kavala, Diar baker, Lodeve...Paris.. and Londen latly... to read poetry..
My favorite place is Beirut..
Monzer Masri's Works:
1- Hard Hopes- 1976
2- people.date.and places - 1979
3- I warned you with a white Dove - with Maram Masri & Mohammad Saideh
4- A vase shaped as a fist.1997
5- Tea is not slow.2004
6- The first four collections: (Hard Hopes + people. date. and places+ BE my tender+a special invitation to everybody) .2006
7- It's hard to create a summer.2008
Monzer Masri Poems
If I Must Warship A God
(To Fatima Roshan) * If I must choose a God
I Run After Everything That Runs
I am afraid That someone might come And avoid me this war Because I carry a dead name And my strength is stripped of leaves.
Don't say such trash about people! What are you without people! Put what I say now,
I Can'T Leave The Song
(To Tuesday’s gossips) * The comparison between Lattakia and Paris
The Hand Of Disappearing
Every Time he puts his hand On a spot of shadow Shadow leaps And dress it a glove.
Poems Of Mine That I Have Never Written
Many birds Will perch in this place And pick up food crumbs Here, Next to my shoe
Don't say such trash about people!
What are you without people!
Put what I say now,
Like a humming insect, in your middle ear:
You're nothing without people
Thousands years ago,
They shaped spears, set traps,
Turned to caves, set fire,