Mahmoud Darwish, a soulful, contemporary poet captivates us with his unconventional thoughts on love and life. Darwish creates his timeless poetry on various subjects with a deft and thought-provoking choice of words.
Regarded as the Palestinian national poet, Mahmoud Darwish has won numerous awards for his works. Here we have put together a collection of the finest quotes from Mahmoud’s work which is sure to resonate through the depths of your being.
#1. And I tell myself, a moon will rise from my darkness.
#2. We are captives of what we love, what we desire and what we are.
#3. And you become like the coffee. In the deliciousness, and the bitterness and the addiction.
#4. She says: When are we gonna meet? I say: After a year and a war. She says: When will the war end? I say: The time we meet.
#5. We suffer from an incurable malady: Hope.
#6. She does not love you. Your metaphors thrill her, you are her poet. But that’s all there’s to it.
#7. May be the moon is beautiful only because it is far.
#8. You are not to be mine. But I love you. I still love you. My yearning for you is killing me. My pride is inhibiting me. And everything is standing between me and you!
#9. I haven’t spoken about you to them but they read you in my ink and papers. For love has an essence. And it cannot be smelt in the farms that grow peaches.
#10. If the olive tree knew the hands that planted them, their oil would become tears.
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