Mahmoud Darwish

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

Psalm Three


On the day when my words
were earth...
I was a friend to stalks of wheat.

On the day when my words
were wrath
I was a friend to chains.
On the day when my words
were stones
I was a friend to streams.
On the day when my words
were a rebellion
I was a friend to earthquakes.
On the day when my words
were bitter apples
I was a friend to the optimist.
But when my words became
honey...
flies covered
my lips! ...

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003
Edited: Wednesday, September 04, 2013

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