Palestine In Sight, or Insight into Palestine – A New Blog

This blog replaces https://sumnonrabidus.wordpress.com/ as a source of current news and information about Palestine.

The blog will be a compendium/collection/assortment of pieces from other sources (blogs, online news sources, academic journals, websites, organizations)  pertaining to Palestine or presenting issues related to Palestine.

Each post includes work by a Palestinian poet or a poet of Palestinian heritage.

I will begin by reposting some material from Sumnonrabidus in order to provide a context for what I am continuing here.

Thank you for your interest in news from and about Palestine.
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Here We Will Stay,” by Tawfiq Zayyad

النص العربي: لا يوجد

In Lidda, in Ramla, in the Galilee,
we shall remain
like a wall upon your chest,
and in your throat
like a shard of glass,
a cactus thorn,
and in your eyes
a sandstorm.
***
We shall remain
a wall upon your chest,
clean dishes in your restaurants,
serve drinks in your bars,
sweep the floors of your kitchens
to snatch a bite for our children
from your blue fangs.
***
Here we shall stay,
sing our songs,
take to the angry streets,
fill prisons with dignity.
***
In Lidda, in Ramla, in the galilee,
we shall remain,
guard the shade of the fig
and olive trees,
ferment rebellion in our children
as yeast in the dough.

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