Mahmoud Darwish

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I Come From There

Rating: 3.9
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.
Mine is the wave, snatched by sea-gulls,
I have my own view,
And an extra blade of grass.
Mine is the moon at the far edge of the words,
And the bounty of birds,
And the immortal olive tree.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 21 April 2019
Inhuman it is when a person is robbed from his own ground, his own property, his own land and that of his parents and grandparents. We must honour and appreciate other property. God is witness, man must fear God. This is a very touching poem. It has become IMMORTAL NOW. This poem has deepest impact on the readers. Immortal poem.
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Faiza Ahmed 25 March 2019
A poem well woven. I enjoyed reading through and through. Thank you Chinedu.
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Rajnish Manga 23 December 2018
The quest, struggle and longing for a homeland comes alive in this poem. It proves that the word is more powerful than the sword. Thank you, Mahmoud Darwish.
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Prabir Gayen 23 December 2018
I learnt all the words worthy of the court of blood So that I could break the rule. I learnt all the words and broke them up To make a single word: Homeland..... Fantastic creation...
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Edward Kofi Louis 23 December 2018
I have memories! ! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Mahtab Bangalee 23 December 2018
HOMELAND From there I'm to there I'm all through natural chain nerves and veins are craving a procession road to road for coming back.....//// great Mahmoud Darwish is and written always greatly, love him very much
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Bernard F. Asuncion 23 December 2018
A wonderful poem by Mahmoud Darwish....????
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Adrian Flett 23 December 2018
'I walked this land before the swords' A poem of passion with political overtones.
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Anil Kumar Panda 23 December 2018
One of the best poem i have read in recent times. Such a soul stirring drop. Thanks for sharing.
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Dr Antony Theodore 15 April 2018
Mine is the wave, snatched by sea-gulls, I have my own view, And an extra blade of grass. Mine is the moon at the far edge of the words, this is real poetry, use of words, the feelings it conveys and the philosophy..... u teach are marvellous..dear poet. tony
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