Mourid Barghouti

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(Arabic: مريد البرغوثي‎, Murīd al-Barghūti) (born July 8, 1944, in Deir Ghassana, near Ramallah, on the West Bank) is a Palestinian poet and writer.
Barghouti grew up in Ramallah as one of four brothers. In the mid-1960s, Barghouti went to study at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt. He was just finishing his last year in college when the Six-Day Wa ...

Popular Poems
1.
A Night Unlike Others

His finger almost touches the bell,
the door, unbelievably slowly,
opens.
He enters.
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2.
I Have No Problem

I look at myself:
I have no problem.
I look all right
and, to some girls,
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3.
My Grandfather's Cloak

With a gentle hand, the storm grasps
the handle of the door of the world;
like a hesitant stranger, it lets itself in,
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4.
Without Mercy

There is a sweet music,
but its sweetness fails to console you.
This is what the days have taught you:
in every long war
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Interpretations

A poet sits in a coffee shop, writing.
The old lady
thinks he is writing a letter to his mother,
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