Poem — The Enemy — by Mahmoud Darwish
This is a poem titled “The Enemy” by Mahmoud Darwish, and translated from the Arabic by Catherine Cobham. First Line: I was there a month ago. I was there a year ago. I was always there as if I was never; Last Line: and nameless. It is he who has chosen to have a single name: the enemy.
Darwish, Mahmoud. 2009. “The Enemy.” (Translated by Catherine Cobham.) Pp. 49 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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