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Why did You Leave the Horse Alone
First published in Arabic in 1995
Translated from the Arabic by Jeffrey Sacks
Archipelago Books 2006
25 Jay street, # 203 Brooklyn, NY 11201
www.archipelagobooks.org
ISBN 0-9763950-1-0

Cover Art: Don't forsake the Steed, Tamam Al Akhal
“At once and intimate autobiography and a collective memory of the Palestinian people, Darwish’s intertwined poems are communal cries, songs, and glimpses of he human condition. Why Did You Leave the Horse Alone? Is a poetry of myth and history, of exile and suspended time, of an identity bound to his displaced people and to the rich Arabic language. Darwish’s poems – specific and symbolic, simple and profound – are historical glimpses, existential queries, chants of pain and injustice of a people separated from their land.”

 
                               Poems:
I See my Ghost Coming from a Distance
Chapters:
1.icon of the place’s crystal (6 poems)
2.Abel’s Space (5 poems)
3.Chaos at resurrection’s gate (6 poems)
4.A Room to Talk to Oneself (6 poems)
5.Rain on the Church Tower (5 poems)
6.The Curtain Falls (4 poems)