11 Aug, 2008

mahmoud darwish…

11 Aug, 2008

from You’ll Be Forgotten, As If You Never Were

By Mahmoud Darwish / translated by Fady Joudah

I am for the road … There are those whose footsteps walk upon mine, those who will follow me to my vision. Those who will recite eulogies to the gardens of exile, in front of the house, free of worshiping yesterday, free of my metonymy and my language, and only then will I testify that I’m alive and free when I’m forgotten. —posted in memoriam