Mahmoud Darwish (1942-2008) – Palestinian poet

Palestinian archipelago

“The sea is walking in the streets. The sea is dangling from windows and the branches of shriveled trees. The sea drops from the sky and comes into the room. Blue, white, foam, waves. I don’t like the sea. I don’t want the sea, because I don’t see a shore, or a dove. I see in the sea nothing except the sea.” (from Memory for Forgetfulness, 1995)