Here We Will Stay Poem by Tawfiq Zayyad

Here We Will Stay

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In Lidda, in Ramla, in the Galilee,
we shall remain
like a wall upon your chest,
and in your throat
like a shrad of glass,
a cactus thron,
and in your eyes
a sandstorm.
We shall remain
a wall upon your chest,
clean dishes in your restaurants,
serve drinks in your bars,
sweep the floors of your kitchens
to snatch a bite for our children
from your blue fangs.
Here we shall stay,
sing our songs,
take to the angry streets,
fill prisons with dignity.
In Lidda, in Ramla, in the galilee,
we shall remain,
guard the shade of the fig
and olive trees,
ferment rebellion in our children
as yeast in the dough.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Linda Novenski 24 June 2018

There are spelling errors: shrad should be shred; thron should be thorn; Ramallah, not ramla.

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Deir Yassin 19 January 2019

No, it's Ramla (or Ramleh) , not Ramallah, totally different place, in 48-Palestine.

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Deir Yassin 19 January 2019

No, it's Ramla (or Ramleh) , not Ramallah, totally different place, in '48-Palestine

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