Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Bridge of Return

Bridge of Return by Palestinian poet Tawfiq Zayyad (my translation):
"My dear people!!
With eyelids
I roll out the path of your return,
with eyelids.
I embrace your wound
and pick up the thorns of the path,
with eyelids.
With the palms of the hand,
I grind the granite stone,
with the palms of the hand.
And from my flesh,
I build the bridge of your return,
on both coasts."