Sunday, August 10, 2008

Mahmoud Darwish



I have no words.
There is only an emptiness
which his own words will fill.

"On the verge of death, he says:
I have no trace left to lose:
Free I am so close to my liberty. My future lies in my own hand.
Soon I shall penetrate my life,
I shall be born free and parentless,
And as my name I shall choose azure letters... "

From 'Under Siege'

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