Friday, October 17, 2014

Not as a Foreign Tourist Does, excerpt


As for me, I will enter the mulberry trees
where the silk worm makes me into a silk thread,
then I’ll enter a woman’s needle in
one of the myths,
then I’ll fly like a shawl with the wind …

–Mahmoud Darwish
Fady Joudah translation,
Michigan Quarterly Review Summer 2005


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