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May 14, 2016

Mahmoud Darwish

Darwish_not_Here_palmstone.comNot There, Not here
Arabic

This piece incorporates the first two lines of the poem by noted Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. The Palestinian population of Syria has been particularly vulnerable to both attack and forced military conscription. Syrian Palestinians are very likely to attempt to flee the country and seek refuge elsewhere.

The section from which the poetry is selected reads:

I am from there. I am from here.
I am not there and I am not here.
I have two names, which meet and part,
and I have two languages.
I forget which of them I dream in.

أنا من هناك أنا من هنا
ولست هناك ولست هنا
ليَ اسمان يلتقيان ويفترقان
ولي لغتان نسيت بأيهما كنت أحلم

Digital print of watercolor and calligraphy by Stewart J. Thomas
Fine art quality print on acid-free watercolor paper
art dimensions 12 x 12 inches

$45.00  

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*Note: the actual print does not include the gray space or type at the bottom as shown above. I include my name and web address on online images as a security measure.