Samih al-Qasim

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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 v ...

Samih al-Qasim Poems

1.
Bats

Bats on my windows
suck in my words
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2.
The Wall Clock

My city collapsed
The wall clock remained
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3.
Ashes

Don't you feel we have lost so much
that our ' great ' love is now only words ,
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4.
Travel Tickets

On the day you kill me
You'll find in my pocket
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5.
Confession In The Midday Sun

I planted the tree
I scorned the fruit
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