“On this land”, Mahmoud Darwish, Palestinian National Poet   [59 × 102 cm]

Source of image: Design by Ibrahim Muhtadi [Al Quds], Gaza, Palestine
Design: Ibrahim Muhtadi [Al Quds], Gaza, Palestine
Embroidery: Hekmat Ashour [Gaza], Gaza, Palestine

“We have on this land that which makes this life worth living”. Mahmoud Darwish, Palestinian National Poet.

Poetry is popular in all Arab societies.  Palestinian families sometimes compete in reciting classical poems, for example, by concluding a verse with a letter from which it is difficult for the next person to continue. Mahmoud Darwish’s poem “On this land those who deserve to live” is well known to Palestinians.

Recitation by: Mahmoud Darwish

Era: Sumud - Steadfastness (1948 onwards)

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