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Demonstration: 65 Years of al Nakba

May 5th, 2013 | Posted in Other

Join us on Mother’s day, May 12th, 2013, to Commemorate Al Nakba


    Sunday 12/5/2013 @1pm
    Métro Guy Concordia
    1455 de Maisonneuve, West
    Montreal, Quebec

This year, we commemorate the Nakba (the 65th anniversary of the very sad Palestinian catastrophe) on Mother`s Day in honour of all the mothers who struggle for social justice and for peace in Palestine.

Bring your flags, bring your pots and pans! Let`s make some noise for Palestine!

A poem by Mahmoud Darwish famous Palestinian poet in honor of his mother and Palestine.

My Mother

I long for my mother’s bread
My mother’s coffee
Her touch
Childhood memories grow up in me
Day after day
I must be worth my life
At the hour of my death
Worth the tears of my mother.

And if I come back one day
Take me as a veil to your eyelashes
Cover my bones with the grass
Blessed by your footsteps
Bind us together
With a lock of your hair
With a thread that trails from the back of your dress
I might become immortal
Become a God
If I touch the depths of your heart.

If I come back
Use me as wood to feed your fire
As the clothesline on the roof of your house
Without your blessing
I am too weak to stand.

I am old
Give me back the star maps of childhood
So that I
Along with the swallows
Can chart the path
Back to your waiting nest.

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