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Psalm Three

Mahmoud Darwish

On the day when my words
were earth...
I was a friend to stalks of wheat.

On the day when my words
were wrath
I was a friend to chains.

On the day when my words
were stones
I was a friend to streams.

On the day when my words
were a rebellion
I was a friend to earthquakes.

On the day when my words
were bitter apples
I was a friend to the optimist.

But when my words became
honey...
flies covered
my lips!...


Translated by Ben Bennani

Submitted by C.K.

Added: 14 Oct 2002 | Last Read: 22 Jan 2018 9:17 AM | Viewed: 6162 times

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