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[Poetry Friday] Mourid Barghouti’s Poetic Musings on Interpretations and Dying

"Interpretations" by Mourid Barghouti.

Myra here.

Thank you to Mary Lee @ A Year Of Reading for hosting this week.


I learned about Mourid Barghouti, Palestinian poet, last February 14, Valentine’s Day, when I chanced upon this post on my social media account. He died this year.

When I read the poem above entitled Interpretations, I knew I just had to find his books and purchase them. Here are two that I bought for our current reading theme (until end of June this year) on Stories of the Dispossessed.

I Saw Ramallah by Mourid Barghouti (Amazon | Book Depository)

I Was Born There, I Was Born Here by Mourid Barghouti (Amazon | Book Depository)

Here is Ahdaf Soueif paying tribute to Mourid Barghouti by reading his poem There’s Nothing Wrong With Dying. I hope his voice finds you today.


Have you heard of this poet? Have you read any of his works yet?

4 comments on “[Poetry Friday] Mourid Barghouti’s Poetic Musings on Interpretations and Dying

  1. maryleehahn

    Thank you for this new-to-me poet, and especially for the dual-language reading of his poem. There is so much between the lines in the contrast between the possible deaths in the poem. Powerful.

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  2. haitiruth

    Thanks for this introduction to a powerful voice. Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com

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  3. Oh the turn at the end of that poem was so unexpected and chilling… Thanks for introducing this poet to those of us who did not know him.

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  4. Kay Mcgriff

    This is a new-to-me poet. Thank you for sharing his work and introducing him. Oh that ending of the poem took me by surprise–how chilling.

    Liked by 1 person

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