Samih al-Qasim

Samih al-Qasim Poems

My city collapsed
The wall clock remained
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On the day you kill me
You'll find in my pocket
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Bats on my windows
suck in my words
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4.

Don't you feel we have lost so much
that our ' great ' love is now only words ,
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I planted the tree
I scorned the fruit
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It was a wish of mine to tell you
A story of a dead nightingale
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Samih al-Qasim Biography

Samīħ al-Qāsim ( (Arabic: سميح القاسم‎;[1] Hebrew: סמיח אל קאסם‎;[2][3] born 1939) is a Palestinian Druze whose Arabic poetry is well known throughout the Arab World. His poetry is influenced by two primary periods of his life: Before and after the Six-Day War. He joined the Communist Hadash political party in 1967. Al-Qasim has published several volumes and collections of poetry. Al-Qasim was born in 1939 in the city of az-Zarqa in northern Jordan while his father served in the Arab Legion of King Abdullah. He came from a Druze family from the town of Rameh in the Upper Galilee. He attended primary school there and then later graduated from secondary school in Nazareth. His family did not flee Rame during the Palestinian exodus (Nakba) of 1948.[4] In his book About Principles and Art, he explains, While I was still at primary school the Palestinian tragedy occurred. I regard that date as the date of my birth, because the first images I can remember are of the 1948 events. My thoughts and images spring from the number 48)

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The Wall Clock

My city collapsed
The wall clock remained
Our neighbourhood collapsed
The wall clock remained
The street collapsed
The wall clock remained
The square collapsed
The wall clock remained
My home collapsed
The wall clock remained
The wall collapsed
On went
The clock

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