Contemporary Arab poetry

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Ustura (myth)

If time was to begin all over again

And water flooded the face of life

And the earth shook and God hastened

Requesting of me, "Noah, save

The living!" I would not heed God's words.

I would roam in my ark

Clearing pebble and mud from the eyes of the dead.

I would open out their depths to the flood.

I would whisper in their veins that we

Are back from the wilderness, out of the cave,

That we have altered the firmanment of years,

And that we sail undereterrd by fear,

And do not listen to the words of God.

--Adunis (1930- )

Mahmoud Darwish