Sunday, August 10, 2008

Mahmoud Darwish (March 13, 1941-August 9, 2008)

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
Soon I shall penetrate my life,
I shall be born free and parentless,
And as my name I shall choose azure letters...

--Mahmoud Darwish, Under Siege

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