West Bank rises: “The Sword of Jerusalem” paints a new scene
Ground Report | New Delhi: It is that first survival that protected the nation from vanishing, and that the inside is the material strength of the cultural national identity, and that the inside has a name that surpasses magic, because the interior is what provided the Palestinian cause with the power of a miracle.”
With these words he said in 1987, the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish expresses the value of clinging and stubbornness when it comes to the land, indicating that the first survival contributed to the continuation of survival, and may lead to the final and last survival.
Mahmoud Darwish said this through letters exchanged between him and the Palestinian poet Samih Al-Qassem, and these written letters to the reader were collected, as the two poets admit, in one book called “The Messages”.
The book belongs, as its name implies, to correspondence literature, a literary genre that appeared in the ninth century AD under the name “Correspondence Literature,” and it was divided into literary correspondence, civil correspondence between relatives and friends to exchange desires through paper, and scientific correspondence.
Topics of literary correspondence usually focus on issues that go beyond the writer and the first recipient, as the writer of these letters takes into account that he is addressing more than one recipient at the same time, and this makes the literature of literary correspondence and letters inclined to collective discourse, relying on “Wow group” and fleeing from self by dropping it On the other.
In this book, two halves (two parts) of the Palestinian orange are exchanged, as writer Emile Habibi calls it, more than 40 letters oscillating between saying and responding, question and answer, and if Samih al-Qasim’s questions were more anxious, tired and complaining, then Darwish’s responses to those questions, concerns, or questions did not Be decisive, embedded with doubt and confusion
The late Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish singled out the Gaza Strip with a poem that was considered one of the finest he wrote, including the art of poetry of the balanced word, the intense passion, the sincere word, and the commitment to steadfastness and national dignity.
In light of the Israeli aggression and massacres – perpetrated against the Gaza Strip and its people – we recall Darwish’s poem as if he is still present among us today, living the tragedy of Gaza and the injustice and aggression it suffers.
It surrounds its waist with mines .. and it explodes .. It is neither death nor suicide.
Palestine, as its great poet Mahmoud Darwish said, “The mother of beginnings … the mother of the endings”.
In the modern era, terrorism practiced on its blessed soil remained the most important and most influential being upon man, in light of all that Palestine is an indicator of Arab and Islamic dignity, and the unit of measurement of virility, masculinity and humanity, and any prejudice.
It is Gaza’s method of declaring its worth of life
In Gaza, humanity has lost its content, and for a moment it seemed as if the gates of heaven were closed in the face of this miserable and poor city of everything except for the blood that it pays as a toll for its continuation of life, and in Gaza everything looks bleak.
Mahmoud Darwish wrote that the sheikhs of Gaza are without old age, that the women of Gaza are without desires, and that the children of Gaza have no childhood.
Mahmoud Darwish said: “Every Arab carries a Palestinian heart. Now we are all Palestinians without bad. ” What distinguishes what is currently taking place, as well, is the return of the battle to its rightful place, “The Palestinian people are fighting on their land in defense of their future on their land … and the road to Palestine only passes through Palestine,” also Darwish said.
The current battle, “the sword of Jerusalem,” established a new scene in Palestine and broke the image that Israel had worked for years to promote, which is that the son of Gaza hates resistance and wants to live as a son of the West Bank, but the resistance factions kidnapped him and deprived him of that. The chants of Gazans with every barrage of rockets fired by the resistance proved the enemy’s lie.
Mahmoud Darwish says in his message “Laugh and cry”, “I would like to warn you that we are not the only ones in the garden of grief and discord. With this jasmine (…) a large crowd of people pulled the curtains and looked out of the windows surrounding us, waiting for our special postman. ”
Topics vary in the messages that elevate and fill in the luxury of discussing deep existential issues, and then slide into the simple and the ordinary, and the stylistics of present life between the eyes of those who live it.
The Palestinian cause and Palestinian concern constitute the fertile ground in whose environment these messages grow, the carob tree is the homeland, the wind from the homeland, the massacre, the killing, the police, smoking, winter and misery, and even the dictator has become a miserable character and face for the homeland.
Mahmoud Darwish was born in the village of Al-Barwa, near Acre, in 1941, and after obtaining his high school diploma, he started practicing journalism until 2002.
Darwish died in 2008, and he has 27 printed poetry collections, the first of which was published in 1960, in addition to 11 books in prose.