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Mahmoud Darwish

They did not recognize me in the shadows
That suck away my color in this Passport
And to them my wound was an exhibit
For a tourist Who loves to collect photographs
They did not recognize me,
Ah . . . Donít leave 
The palm of my hand without the sun
Because the trees recognize me
Donít leave me pale like the moon!

All the birds that followed my palm
To the door of the distant airport
All the wheatfields
All the prisons
All the white tombstones
All the barbed Boundaries
All the waving handkerchiefs
All the eyes
were with me,
But they dropped them from my passport

Stripped of my name and identity?
On soil I nourished with my own hands?
Today Job cried out
Filling the sky:
Donít make and example of me again!
Oh, gentlemen, Prophets,
Donít ask the trees for their names
Donít ask the valleys who their mother is
>From my forehead bursts the sward of light
And from my hand springs the water of the river
All the hearts of the people are my identity
So take away my passport!

Submitted by C.K.

Added: 14 Oct 2002 | Last Read: 16 Jan 2019 8:48 AM | Viewed: 10177 times

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