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A Lover From Palestine

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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,
And its wound lights the lanterns,
Its tomorrow makes my present
Dearer to me than my soul.
And soon I forget, as eye meets eye,
That once, behind the doors, there were two of us.

Your words were a song
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Savita Tyagi 01 April 2018

This is the cry of an anguished heart aching at the suffering of his land. So beautifully written. A Masterpiece!

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Muzahidul Reza 01 April 2018

agony encircled the lips of spring............... well penned

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Maria La Vida 04 July 2015

This poem is embedded in every breath i take and every beat of my heart! ! I'm consumed by this love and hunted by its dream till the day i join Darwish on the other side! Free Palestine! RIP Darwish! !

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Susan Williams 01 April 2018

when loss takes over a life- -

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Edward Kofi Louis 01 April 2018

Dearer to me than my heart! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Shaun Cronick 01 April 2020

Touching with love and its message so powerfully presented in spades.

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Alison Mujati 01 April 2020

A thousand percent poem, your punch lines are vocal

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Kumarmani Mahakul 01 April 2020

And before it all, I know That I am the flower of youth and the knight of knights! ....... impressive concluding. Beautiful poem by Mahmoud Darwish.

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Mahtab Bangalee 01 April 2020

So masterly penned this poem on the sorrow of heart for the independence of the country

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Dominic M. Windram 01 April 2020

Deeply poignant poem that deploys personification in a masterful way; in order to encapulate the suffering of the Palesinian people...a worthy poem of the day.

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