The Art of Waiting according to Mahmoud Darwish

A story in 3 acts, inspired by the poetry of M. Darwish. Continue reading “The Art of Waiting according to Mahmoud Darwish”

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Mahmoud Darwish: a candle in the dark

Mahmoud Darwish (Arabic: محمود درويش‎) (13 March 1941 – 9 August 2008) was a Palestinian poet and author who is considered as one of the main poets of the century and the most important contemporary Arab poet. He was and still is regarded as the national poet of  the Palestinian people and one of their most cherished symbols.

He wrote in a language crafted for poetry and having one of the most ancient poetic traditions in the world; arabic. He developed a modern and personal style by straying from the precept of classical poetry and its rigidity, and thus made poetry accessible to people from all walks of life. Continue reading “Mahmoud Darwish: a candle in the dark”