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Author: درويش، محمود،, ; Maḥmūd Darwīsh; Jeffrey Sacks
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Archipelago Books ; St. Paul, Minn. : Distributed by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, ©2006.
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Darwīsh, Maḥmūd.
Why did you leave the horse alone?
Brooklyn, NY : Archipelago Books ; St. Paul, Minn. : Distributed by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, ©2006
(OCoLC)988947057
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: درويش، محمود،, ; Maḥmūd Darwīsh; Jeffrey Sacks
ISBN: 0976395010 9780976395010
OCLC Number: 62509235
Language Note: English and Arabic.
Description: 197 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: Poems. I see my ghost coming from a distance. --
I. Icons of the place's crystal: A cloud in my hand --
Innocent villagers --
The owl's night --
The eternity of the cactus --
How many times will it be over --
To my end and to its end. --
II. Abel's space: Ismael's ʻoud --
Strangers' walk --
The raven's ink --
The tatar's swallows --
The train passed. --
III. Chaos at resurrection's gate: The well --
Like the nun in surat al-Rahman --
Huriyya's teaching --
Ivory comb --
The phases of Anat --
The death of the phoenix. --
IV. A room to talk to oneself: Poetic arrangements --
From the Byzantine odes of Abu Firas al-Hamdani --
From one sky to another, dreamers pass --
One traveler said to another : we won't return as--
--
A rhyme for the odes --
The sparrow, as it is.... --
V. Rain on the Church tower: Helen, what a rain --
Night overflowing the body --
To the gypsy, a well-tuned sky --
First lessons on a Spanish guitar --
The seven days of love. --
VI. The curtain falls --
Bertolt Brecht's testimony before a military court --
A non-linguistic dispute with Imru' al-Qays --
Sequences for another time --
--As he draws away....̣
Other Titles: Li-mādhā tarakta al-ḥiṣān waḥīdan.
Responsibility: Mahmoud Darwish ; translated from the Arabic by Jeffrey Sacks.
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