Neither the Arrest Room is going to last nor the chains!

Neither the Arrest Room is going to last nor the chains

They put the chains on his mouth

They tied his hands

To the Dead’s Rock

And said: you’re a killer!

***

They took his food, clothes,

And pitchers

And threw him

In the Dead’s Cell

And said: you’re a thief!

***

They kicked him out of all ports

They took his beloved little one

And said: you’re a refugee!

***

O you the one with Bloody eyes

And palms

The night is soon to be gone

Neither the Arrest Room

Is going to last

Nor the chains!

***

Mahmoud Darwish

9 thoughts on “Neither the Arrest Room is going to last nor the chains!

  1. يا داميَ العينين و الكفين! إن الليل زائل..
    لا غرفة التوقيف باقيةٌ.. و لا زردُ السلاسل !
    نيرون مات، ولم تمت روما… بعينيها تقاتل!
    وحبوب سنبلة تجف. ستملأ الوادي سنابل…

    محمود درويش

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