The days have taught you not to trust happiness because it hurts when it deceives.
For the Arabs in Israel there is always a tension between nationality and identity.
When the image is identical to reality, the imagination is compelled to be neutral. Therefore let the image of the object lie to the object so we can see what lies beyond the object, and in the light of that vision see what saves us from nothingness.
Have I had two roads, I would have chosen their third.
Far away, our dreams have nothing to do with what we do. The wind carries the night, and passes on, aimless.
We have on this earth what makes life worth living: April's hesitation, the aroma of bread at dawn, a woman's point of view about men, the works of Aeschylus, the beginning of love, grass on a stone, mothers living on a flute's sigh and the invaders' fear of memories.
I am here. Anything more than that is rumor and slander.
The importance of poetry is not measured, finally, by what the poet says but by how he says it.