Born on This Day: 9 Poems by Fadwa Tuqan

Palestinian poet and memoirist Fadwa Tuqan (1917-2003) — whose acclaimed autobiography, A Mountainous Journey, was translated to English by Olive E. Kenny and Naomi Shihab Nye — was born on this day in 1917.

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Born on This Day: 7 Poems by Fadwa Tuqan

“Do not fill postcards with memories/
Between my heart and the luxury of passion/
stretches a desert where ropes of fire/
blaze and smolder, where snakes/
coil and recoil, swallowing blossoms
with poison and flame.”

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