I don’t know how to help the people of Gaza. All I can do is celebrate their great writers and beautiful poetry.
Considered Palestine’s most eminent poet, Mahmoud Darwish was born in Al-Birweh in 1941. He published his first collection of poems Leaves Of Olives in 1964. Other collections include The Adam Of Two Edens, 2001; Stage Of Siege, 2002 and The Butterfly’s Burden 2006. His awards and honors include the Ibn Sina Prize, the Lenin Peace Prize, and France’s Knight of Arts and Belles Lettres medal in 1997. He died in 2008.
I BELONG THERE
By Mahmoud Darwish