A poem shared by Lynne McCarthy
Mahmoud Darwish was the best known of Palestinian poets. I don't know how good the translation is, but it is both poetry and prayer-like, despite. From the August 2020 Bethlehem Bible College online newsletter.
As you prepare your breakfast, think of others
do not forget the pigeon’s food
As you conduct your wars, think of others
do not forget those who seek peace
As you pay your water bill, think of others
those who are nursed by clouds
As you return home, to your home, think of others
do not forget the people of the camps
As you sleep and count the stars, think of others
those who have nowhere to sleep
As you liberate yourself in metaphor, think of others
those who have lost the right to speak.
As you think of others far away, think of yourself
say: “If only I were a candle in the dark.”
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