Saturday, September 5, 2009

....With Palestine

poem by Anne Selden Annab

Darwish did not die for Palestine
Darwish lived for Palestine...

Darwish loved and died with Palestine
not for Palestine- WITH ... Darwish lived for life

For life as long as his own wide awareness could hold on
and as long as his own Palestinian eyes could see

his own Palestinian skin could feel
his own Palestinian heart could beat


for more new poems might be written
as long as his own Palestinian body and mind

could persevere

as long as any of us can...
as long as any flower might bloom

For dignity
For identity
For memory
For poetry
with Palestine

Do not exile the beloved poet
from his greatest glory
and the echo of all his words
"I come from there and remember"

poem copyright ©2009 Anne Selden Annab

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