Mahmoud Darwish, the voice of the Palestinian people, with this beautiful poem.
Palestinians are supposed to be dedicated to one subject -- liberating Palestine.This is a prison.We're human, we love, we fear death, we enjoy the first flowers of spring.So to express this is resistanceagainst having out subject dictated to us.If I write love poems,I resist the conditions that don't allow me to write love poems.
Thinking in this way broadens the definition of resistance. it's what Palestinian call samoud, a steadfastness, a resistance against all odds.
I stole the poem from a trailer for a movie about Gaza called Where the Birds Should Fly - Mona's Story. See the trailer here: