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    I long for my mother's bread
    My mother's coffee
    Her touch
    Childhood memories grow up in me
    Day after day
    I must be worth my life
    At the hour of my death
    Worth the tears of my mother.

    And if I come back one day
    Take me as a veil to your eyelashes
    Cover my bones with the grass
    Blessed by your footsteps
    Bind us together
    With a lock of your hair
    With a thread that trails from the back of your dress
    I might become immortal
    Become a God
    If I touch the depths of your heart.

    If I come back
    Use me as wood to feed your fire
    As the clothesline on the roof of your house
    Without your blessing
    I am too weak to stand.

    I am old
    Give me back the star maps of childhood
    So that I
    Along with the swallows
    Can chart the path
    Back to your waiting nest.

    By Mahmoud Darwish

    It is much better in Arabic...

  • #2
    I think it's just as nice in English...the sentiments are the same. Thanks for sharing.
    If you be loved, be worthy of love.


    • #3

      The poem is very moving.
      What can you do to compare to the Rain?


      • #4
        heart touching..........