Tawfiq Zayyad

(1929 –1994)

Tawfiq Zayyad Poems

1. They Know 9/14/2013
2. Passing Remark 9/14/2013
3. All I Have 9/9/2013
4. The Impossible 10/12/2013
5. Galilee 400 Years 10/12/2013
6. With My Teeth 10/12/2013
7. On The Trunk Of An Olive Tree 9/9/2013
8. I Call To You All 10/11/2013
9. Pagan Fires 9/9/2013
10. Here We Will Stay 9/4/2013
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Here We Will Stay

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 ...

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