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.
“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
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.