Libyan Poet Khaled Mattawa: Now That We Have Tasted Hope

This weekend, Libyan-American poet Khaled Mattawa has been at New York's Alwan for the Arts, reciting his own poems and those of other Arab poets. Among the poems he's reciting, I imagine, is his new work, "Now That We Have Tasted Hope." I wouldn't normally lift an author's entire work, but, since its initial appearance on BBC's The World Today, it seems to have been reposted on a number of websites. (Is that a good excuse?) Anyhow: