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Doug Anderson: Thank you, Mahmoud Darwish, for your poems

Thank you, Mahmoud Darwish, for your poems.
Every fine poet opens the door
to where all poems can be found.
Here, poets light candles for one another.
Follow me. See what is written there on this wall?
See what honey leaks from this jug?
And whose beautiful feet are those
just beneath the gown
disappearing around the corner as we approach?

Copyright 2015 Doug Anderson

3 comments on “Doug Anderson: Thank you, Mahmoud Darwish, for your poems

  1. Naomi Nye
    September 13, 2015

    This is gorgeous, Doug Anderson. Thank you for honoring Mahmoud Darwish.

    Like

  2. sharondoubiago
    September 12, 2015

    Thank you, Doug Anderson. Mahmoud Darwish is one of the greatest poets of our time. To study his life and work is to understand our contemporary situation and experience great poetry too. Sharon Doubiago

    Like

  3. Kathy Waller
    September 12, 2015

    “Every fine poet opens the door
    to where all poems can be found.”

    Absolutely beautiful poem. The two lines quoted above “take the top of my head off,” as Emily Dickinson said about poetry.

    Like

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