Of Her Love


Author Issa Issa Qawasmi, translation Nahida Izzat


Seventy years on, the heart is still loaded with the same question, memory or amnesia?


Every Jerusalemite is born deeply involved in belonging,

A forbidden love that turns pulse into shrapnel,

A love carrying its identity from the wound of the place,

A love transparent, as a woman’s body, does not need much of beauty frills,

A love suffice for the universe and life without a question,

A love that relinquishes its thirst from the essence of a mirage,

A love which has no need for the wisdom of distant far away sister-cities, captured in the trap of humiliation and disgrace,

A love that passionately safeguards holiness, history, geography and reasons for survival,

A love overflowing between two wars, such as a bird nesting between Earth and the Sky,

A love, free, outside coincidence, like astonishment before the door of the Resurrection,

A love of which facts, evidence and the patience of enemies got exhausted,

A love that does not tire of interpreting love,

A love against treason or amnesia,

A love that resembles Jerusalem.

​On the fringes of my heart, I chose to love you,

Everything about you is lovable

​Forgive me if the age of my pulse is short,

I love you when a cloud injures me,

​and when the road does not lead me to you,

I love you if a moon rises in your palm and if your intimacy becomes hell,

I love you as I ran out of me to you, as the narcissus of your eyes brought me as a stranger,

I love you when I ​am alone​, the heart ​left with nothing but prayer and nostalgia,

I forget you, ​to get closer to you,

I forget you​,​ ​for in you I ​recover​ ​everything I ​ever lost.

 

بقلم الاديب المقدسي عيسى القواسمي وترجمة ناهدة عزت

سبعون عاما والقلب لا زال محملا بذات السؤال ، الذاكرة أم النسيان ؟كل مقدسي يولد متورطآ بالإنتماء ، حب محرم يحول النبض الى شظايا ، حب يحمل هويته من جرح المكان ، حب شفاف كجسد إمرأة لا يحتاج الى الكثير من رتوش الجمال ، حب يكفي الكون والعمر دون سؤال ، حب يروي عطشه من جوهر السراب ، حب لا يحتاج الى حكمة المدن الشقيقة البعيدة النائية الواقعة في فخ الذل والهوان ، حب ينتصر للقداسة والتاريخ والجغرافيا وأسباب البقاء ، حب فاض بين حربين مثل طير صنع أيكه بين الأرض والسماء ، حب حر خارج الصدفة كالدهشة أمام باب القيامة ، حب ضجرت منه الحقائق والبراهين وصبر الأعداء ، حب لا يتعب من تفسير الحب ، حب يشبه القدس ، حب ضد الخيانة أو النسيان

على هامش قلبي ، إخترت أن أحبك ، فكل ما فيك يحب … وأغفري لي إن كان عمر
النبض قصير ، أحبك حين تجرحني غيمة ولا تصوبني إليك الطريق ، أحبك إن
إرتفع قمر في كفك وصار وصالك جحيم ، أحبك إذ خرجت مني إليك وأعادني نرجس
عينيك كالغريب ، أحبك حين أترك وحيدآ ولا يمتلك القلب سوى صلاة وحنين .
وأنساك لأقترب منك ، أنساك فبك كل ما أضعت أستعيد .

 

Kissed By Heaven


​Heaven descends

Caresses your cheeks

Poses a kiss

On your weary brow

​You smile

Life blooms

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With a tight embrace

and few tears

Heaven holds your heart

Washes your feet

You smile

Life blooms

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I Miss You


What! Spring still visits you, my sweetheart, despite all that pain?


Does he still yearn to give your wounded cheeks a kiss?


Does he still caress your velvet plaits with scent of roses and jasmine?


Do daffodils still bloom in your meadows, in spite of death-makers?


O, do poppies still grows yearning to touch the feet of your beloved,

Enchanted, as prophets adoration of Heaven?

This is My Palestine


I miss you sweetheart, I miss your embrace


Take me to you, embrace me, never let go


Shatter me under the beats of your heart,  let me divvy with your breath


Fade away   dissolve into nothingness

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اشتقت اليك


ما زال الربيع يزورك يا حبيبة، مع كل ذياك الالم؟

اما زال يرنو الى وجنتيك الجريحتين بقبلة؟

ويمسح بعطر الورد والياسمين، جدائلك المخملية ؟

اما زال النرجس يزهر فوق رباك رغم انف صانعي الموت؟

اما زال يكبر الحنون تحت اقدام حبيبك يلامسها بعشق وبشوق الانبياء للجنة؟

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اشتقت اليك يا حبيبتي، لدفئ حضنك

خذيني اليك، لا تتركيني ولا تفلتيني

دعيني اتفتت تحت دقات فؤادك، اتلاشى بين انفاسك

اذوب … اذوب حتى العدم

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A young Poet


 

حكاية عشق ابدية


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ذات ليلة مخملية سمراء مقدسية

دنا القمر من القمر

تعانق القمران

وبلهفة العشاق تبادلا النظرات والأشواق

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همس البدر في اذن من يهوى

كفكفي الدموع يا حبيبة

قد أطَّ لمرآها عرش الرحمن

ولآهاتك الحرَّى المهيبة

اهتزت الأكوان

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بالامس يا أحبتي

روى لنا الدهر حكاية

عن كونٍ هام بقمرٍ

عن قصة عشق ابدية

بين الخالق والمخلوق

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بين الارض وبين السما

طأطأت رؤوسها الكواكب وسجدت النجوم

بين الصخرة والفردوس

قد مد حبل من نور

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هنا قبَّلت الثرى الثريا

هنا صلى الانبياء

هنا عهد هنا وعد

هنا سعد وحبور

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هنا طافت ارواح الشهدا

مع قرع للطبول

هنا ترتيل الملائك

تقتفي اثر الرسول

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هنا صوت الحق يعلو

وهنا الباطل يفنى

وظلام الظلم يُمحى

هنا جبر للكسور

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Eternal Love Story


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Once upon a velvet night … A Jerusalemite night

The moon approached the moon

Two moons embraced

Like, true lovers, they gazed and exchanged tenderness

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The moon whispered to his beloved’s ear

Sweetheart, let me dry your tears

Your tears shook the Throne of the Most Sublime

Your dignified sighs shattered the cosmos

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Yesterday, my beloved

Epoch told us a story

About a Universe

Who fell in love with a moon

A never ending love story

Between Eternal and mortal, Infinite and finite

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Heaven and Earth entwined

Planets bowed down, and stars prostrated in awe

Between a rock and Paradise

A rope of light unfurled

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Here, galaxies kissed earth

Here, prophets prayed in adoration

Here, an oath… Here, a promise

Here, joy, bliss and delight

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Here, souls of martyrs flew above

Buoyant, to drumbeats below

Here, the chanting of angels

Following footsteps of the messenger

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Here, the sound of truth is loud and powerful

Here, falsehood is defeated

Here, darkness of oppression does not stand a  chance

Here, hearts are consoled, wounds are healed

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A Refugee


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I too, was once a refugee

Shipped away in a truck

Wearing two dresses and jumper

In the heat of summer June

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Fearing for her children,

Mama, ran away with four daughters

The oldest was seven and new born baby boy

Thousands upon thousands, fleeing for safety

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Unlike many, I survived the bombing

Unlike many, didn’t drown at sea

Day after day, I waited to go home

Listening to the news, ever since

Hoping to hear “Palestinians, time to return”

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A refugee in Libya, stranger in a strange land

Teacher asked, “where are you from?”

Full of pain, guilt and shame

I couldn’t pronounce the name

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Lips sealed, and mouth dried out

I trembled and cried, sobbed out loud

Palestine, Palestine, Palestine

Raged in my anguished brain

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Living on donation and UN aid

Flour and oil and sardine cans

Used clothes and shoes with holes

Too much to bear, for self-respecting souls

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Children too, weep loss of dignity

Rob of homeland and rape of identity

Children too ache of humiliation

Of having no place to call home

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Celebrating Sexual Orientation, the Road to Liberation?


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I cannot help but notice the striking commonalities between two  politically active groups who perceive themselves as uniquely “oppressed”, perpetually “persecuted”, “hated” and “marginalized” :
  •  A small part of their perception of the self has become their entire identity
  •  They display symptoms of victim-hood syndrome and excessive sense of persecution
  • They exhibit intense craving for, and demanding of world-love, by hook or by crook
  •  They use slander and ad hominem attacks as means to win the debate, against those who stand by in bewilderment, and against those who don’t celebrate with them their self-obsession and self-adoration
  •  They criminalize those who ask questions, show signs of concern or express different opinions, share some doubts or dissent

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In recent years, the entire Western political paradigm has been encapsulated in two main campaigns: the first being the right of LGBT to proselytise their lifestyle (specially amongst children) and to publicly celebrate their sexual orientations, and the second being “israel’s right” to defend itself.

The spectrum of political debate has shriveled to two pivotal topics, spinning in the orbits of “same-sex love” on the Left and “israel adoration” on the Right.

The candidate/ party who are most able to exhibit more love and support to both are the most likely to climb up the political ladder resuming leadership.

The more dedication a candidate/ party shows to both LGBT and the Jewish State the more chances of scoring high on the scale of “civility”

Too much time, energy and money has been invested in expressing “pride” of sexual orientation, and in publicly celebration sexual behaviour, all with the blessing and support of the political “elite”, world leaders and dubious institutions.

What a devious way to divert attention from scrutinizing the REAL issues of PERSECUTION, OPPRESSION and INJUSTICE !

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The global and annual LGBT exhibitionist celebrations -under the banner of fighting for human rights against “persecution”, is coupled with persistent attempts to insert this “fight” in every other liberation and/or human right movement.

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Juxtaposing the six colours ( hijacked rainbow bright colours which are for CHILDREN, which lures and attracts the little ones) over every other flag, became the litmus test for measuring the “progressiveness”, “civility” and “worthiness” of support of any particular organization, country and movement.

Does this not cause people to THINK, that maybe something is not quite right here?

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Why on earth should “progressiveness” be defined by how much one takes pride in the sexual behaviour of a small group of people?

Why on earth should mankind be classified and divided according to their sexual preferences?

Why on earth should anyone be called “hater” and “intolerant” if one says they do not like their children, nor themselves to be exposed to live-porn?

Why on earth should anyone be labeled as “homophobic” If they kindly request from their brothers in humanity to keep bedroom acts where it belongs, in the bedroom, and spare our children the obscenity of premature exposure to unwanted sexuality or nudity?

How can such a request be considered “persecution” and “oppression”?

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Logic of the absurd

If you are a Palestinian fighting for the freedom of your people and the liberation of your homeland, you have to give up your alienable rights to the land, and flatly aplogise for not liking very much the idea of sharing your home with your rapists, otherwise you would be called “racist antisemite” who wants to “ethnically cleanse” Jews, “persecute” them and deprive them from their “human rights”.

If you are a Palestinian who cherishes his history and traditional values, you have to give up your ethics and culture, start competing with “israel’s Pride Parade”.

You need to understand that your support for the “gay pride” public celebration of the particular sexuality of a very small segment of the population, is the first and conditional step toward the liberation of your homeland.

In order to succeed in defeating your oppressors, you have to make their sexuality  your number one priority; compete with “israel”, organise PPP “Palestinian Pride Parades” which are bigger, more radical and louder than that of “israel”, otherwise you would be seen as a “backward Arab” and you would be called “intolerant homophobe”.

For whose agenda?

We began to feel the pressure demanding to insert sexual orientation as an”integral” part for our movement, which is extremely insensitive and divisive move at this stage of our struggle.

We began to feel the heat of abuse because we express concern for our children and ask for some sensitivity towards our culture

Having the view that sexuality is a private matter does NOT mean one is hateful or homophobic.

Muslim societies are concerned for the welfare of the whole society, and not just the pleasure of a few.

Exhibitionism and public display of sexual activity is deemed harmful for society, specially the most vulnerable and most worthy of protection, namely the children.

Premature exposure of young children to sexuality is like force feeding a newborn with chilli con carne and beefsteak followed by few cigarettes and an alcoholic drink.

Children are not designed or ready to cope with sexual activity as much as babies are not ready to digest heavy meals.

It is not rocket science to know that such early exposure is harmful to children.

When I expressed my concern for children, I was attacked, ridiculed, accused of being “racist”, “Homophobic”, insulted and threatened of being blocked by one prominent activist for Palestine.

Finally,

It is obscene that a self-profiled “supporter” of Palestinians, would completely ignore, reject and campaign to change fundamental aspects of Palestinian culture, ethics, model of society etc.

The Palestinian model of society has been successful in peacefulness, harmony,  tolerance and family cohesiveness, since centuries and more, contrary  to the imposed “Western” model, which arguably has failed in these respects.

What sort of support are we seeing, when in essence it asks us to abandon our cultural identity?

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Chomsky and Palestine


JINSA (Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs) concludes that the best way of defending “israel” and countering its de-legitimization is to allow and participate in its criticism.

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“I regard myself as a supporter of Israel ~~ Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is a “cultural zionist” who endorses the Jewish Zionist conquest of Palestine: He wants a softer occupation, he does NOT condemn the creation of an alien entity on a land stolen, acquired by military conquest, genocide, terrorism and ongoing atrocities but just merely condemns some mistreatment of Palestinians that give his “israel”  he supports, a bad name and bad reputation.

The “master of linguistics”, the prominent scholar, Noam Chomsky, reputed for his accurate, articulate and precise use of correct vocabulary, uses carefully crafted, most suitable words to express his thoughts…. So when he describe the Palestinians as: “essentially caged animals”, what does that tell of him?

Would this “master of linguistics” ever use such words to describe Jews?

This is precisely the Zionist-Jewish hate vocabulary of choice when it comes to Palestinians: “animals”

Noam Chomsky‘s role as a gatekeeper (whether intentional or not) is to  deflect attention from:
CRIMES committed by the Jewish-Zionist global network including major false flag operations like 911.

He also deflects attention away from the supremacist ideologies of his tribe by pointing the finger at “imperialism”.

By pointing the finger at US’s crimes, he deflects attention away from the Jewish power inserted inside US governmental institutions, that shape its domestic and foreign policies virtually entirely, even against US self interest.

He is the guru of the Jewish Left, as well as the Left at large.

His influence on stifling the minds of many and framing the progressive liberal discourse should not be underestimated or ignored

Chomsky (the g-d of the Jewish left) is AGAINST  the full Liberation of Palestine, thereby arguably against the restoration of International Law. He cares more about the survival of “israel” and the normalization of the Jewish-Zionist project of conquest of Palestine than he cares about the Palestinians’ struggle for liberation.

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Obviously, Chomsky approaches the subject of Palestine from a compromised position, his loyalty is where his heart is, where his tribe is.

Chomsky and most so called Jewish “supporters” are dedicated to the preservation and continuation of the usurping, illegitimate and illegal entity called “Israel”

By their criticism of “Israel’s” behavior instead of its illegitimacy, they deflect from the core of the problem, which is the illegality of “Israel’s” very EXISTENCE, which came to be through TERRORISM, MASSACRES, WARS of CONQUEST and GENOCIDE, crimes ongoing to this day.

By criticizing “israel”, they hope to take the steering wheel from the Jewish “Israeli” right and mellow down the face of an exponential scale ROBBERY and TERROR, into a more acceptable face, which treats the residual Palestinians a teeny weeny better, while Jewish coreligionists KEEP the LOOT.

By easing the barbaric savagery and giving the few residual Palestinians some nominal “rights”, they hope that the International Community will not turn against “Israel” and its global jewish allies.

Both Right and Left (Zionists and anti-Zionists) are dedicated to the illegal preservation of “Israel”

This is the reason why the activity of some Jewish “supporters” can be so detrimental to the Palestinian cause. Their intentions are concealed, and are contrary to / Palestinian aspirations of Freedom and Liberation.

They help preserving and finalizing the Zionist project of KEEPING the LOOT, while providing backup and coverup for the world Jewry support of the openly aggressive Jewish Zionists’ colonization, shielding it against world outrage. Thus causing immeasurable harm to those whom they are pretending to be helping.

Such harm is difficult to discern and it is far more dangerous, because it subdues the victim and leads him to a bleak destiny with total submission, without any resistance.
Those whose individual identity is entangled with “israel” being and remaining a “State for Jews” no matter under what explanation, and no matter at what the cost, cannot be considered genuine supporters of Palestine.

Those individuals whose identity is entangled with “israel” being and remaining a “State for Jews” irrespective of any pretext or explanation, cannot be considered genuine supporters of Palestine, and logically can not be considered neither as genuine defenders of “Human Rights”, to the contrary.

Palestine was a peaceful country for centuries. Since over seventy years it is a country under destructive attack from a foreign Jewish collective unable to integrate peacefully and unwilling to adhere to even the most elementary rules of human cohabitation. The majority of world Jewry Left and Right has been the major overt support of these Crimes, while covert support by deflection and diffusion of resistance, has been provided by some Jews who in essence are accomplices and collaborators of the Crimes they feign to oppose.

Noam Chomsky is part of the latter.

The litmus test of sincerity would be their views with regards to Palestinians’ aspiration of FULL LIBERATION, FULL RETURN of our exiled Nation, and FULL SOVEREIGNTY by Palestinians over our Country.

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