Wednesday, July 25, 2018

I DON'T WANT THIS POEM TO END ~








Abandon Me Not


My homeland is your forehead, so hear me

Abandon me not

Behind the hedge

Like a wild plant,

Like an abandoned pigeon

Abandon me not

As a wretched moon

As a beggar star among the branches

Abandon me not

Free in my pain

But hold me

With a hand that pours the sun

Through the windows of my prison

Get used to burning me,

If you were mine,

With passionate love

Through my stones and olives

Through my window . . . my mud!

My country is your forehead, so hear me

Abandon me not !


translated by Mohammad Shaheen
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Mahmoud Darwish
I Don't Want This Poem To End
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