Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

Khalil Hawi

Khalil Hawi, Lebanese poet 1925-82, who committed suicide in response to the Israeli invasion of his country:

We are from Beirut: alas, we were born
With borrowed faces and with borrowed minds.
Our thoughts are born whores in the market places
Then spend their lives pretending to be virgins.

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This entry was posted on June 21, 2013 by in Middle East and tagged , , , , , .
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