Poem — If We Want To — by Mahmoud Darwish
This is a poem titled “If We Want To” by Mahmoud Darwish, and translated from the Arabic by Catherine Cobham. First Line: We will become a people, if we want to, when we learn that we are not angels, and that; Last Line: We will become a people when we respect the right, and the wrong.
Darwish, Mahmoud. 2009. “If We Want To.” (Translated by Catherine Cobham.) Pp. 55-56 in “If I touch the Depth of Your Heart … ” : The Human Promise of Poetry in Memories of Mahmoud Darwish (Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge: Volume VII, Special Issue, 2009.) Belmont, MA: Okcir Press (an imprint of Ahead Publishing House).
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