I love women whose hidden desires make horses put an end to their lives at the threshold.

Mahmoud Darwish

Mahmoud Darwish

Profession: Poet
Nationality: Palestinian


I love women whose hidden desires make horses put an end to their lives at the threshold. Mahmoud Darwish

Some suggestions for you :

Palestinian people are in love with life.

Nothing, nothing justifies terrorism.

Perhaps death is a metaphor to remind us of a secret of life we failed to notice.

I am here. Anything more than that is rumor and slander.

This peace will leave us as a cluster of dust...

I am not a lover of Israel, of course. I have no reason to be. But I don't hate Jews.

To be under occupation, to be under siege, is not a good inspiration for poetry.

Maybe the moon is beautiful only because it is far.

Had I known you, I would have possessed you, and had you known me, you would have possessed me. But then you and I would not be.

A person can only be born in one place. However, he may die several times elsewhere: in the exiles and prisons, and in a homeland transformed by the occupation and oppression into a nightmare.

The Arabs are ready to accept a strong Israel with nuclear arms - all it has to do is open the gates of its fortress and make peace.

I never wanted children; maybe I'm afraid of responsibility.

Some people ask, 'How do you attract the young and so many different people when your poetry is complicated and different?' I say, 'My accomplishment is that my readers trust me and accept my suggestions for change.'

A bit of mist and light suffice for life to overpower nothingness. A bit of hope and time suffice for you to cross the mountain trails of myth; you were spared the fate of your ancestors. So borrow the wisdom of the anemones and say: Nothingness does not concern me, even if death besieges me.