Mahmoud Darwish

((13 March 1941 – 9 August 2008 / Palestinian)

Psalm 9


O rose beyond the reach of time and of the senses
O kiss enveloped in the scarves of all the winds
surprise me with one dream
that my madness will recoil from you
Recoiling from you
In order to approach you
I discovered time
Approaching you
in order to recoil form you
I discovered my senses
Between approach and recoil
there is a stone the size of a dream
It does not approach
It does not recoil
You are my country
A stone is not what I am
therefor I do not like to face the sky
not do I die level with the ground
but I am a stranger, always a stranger


Submitted by C.K.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Form:


Do you like this poem?
2 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: dream, kiss, rose, sky, time, wind

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Psalm 9 by Mahmoud Darwish )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie Edwin Empestan (alba) (8/22/2008 11:28:00 AM)

    Peace be with the 'great poet' Hope his words to his poems will serve as an everlasting reminder to all mankind that there can be 'peace' as long as we give it a chance. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mahmoud Ramahi (8/9/2008 2:52:00 PM)

    Today, you died a stranger in a strange land
    You fought with words against the Tank
    Bodies go but we know your spirit will stand
    To carry your words and remain a helping hand
    The day will come, the children will see the homeland (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. A Red, Red Rose, Robert Burns
  2. Address To A Haggis, Robert Burns
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. A Dream, Robert Burns
  5. To A Mouse, Robert Burns
  6. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  7. Tonight I can write the saddest lines, Pablo Neruda
  8. Who Ever Loved That Loved Not at First S.., Christopher Marlowe
  9. A Man's a Man for A' That, Robert Burns
  10. A Fond Kiss, Robert Burns

Poem of the Day

poet Christopher Marlowe

It lies not in our power to love or hate,
For will in us is overruled by fate.
When two are stripped, long ere the course begin,
We wish that one should love, the other win;

...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. Musing on The March To Life 2015...(Grap.., Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  2. Paradise Found 2, Paul Butters
  3. Phyllis, Kim Barney
  4. Twilight, Mario,Lucien,Rene Odekerken
  5. Writer's Block, Paul Butters
  6. Johnny Giles (Clerihew), Paul Butters
  7. Vapour Trail Sky, Paul Gerard Reed
  8. Carrot/Stick Solution, Ima Ryma
  9. electrification, oskar hansen
  10. Love And Respect, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
[Hata Bildir]