Saturday, April 23, 2022

An Obituary by Najwan Darwish

An Obituary

He hoped his obituary would read as follows:
He fought the invaders as best he could.
He wasn’t victorious,
but neither was he defeated.
In oblivion he made a life
for a thousand years to come.
He died fulfilling his poetic obligations.
(Translated by Kareem James Abu-Zeid)

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