The day I am killed,
my killer will find travel tickets
in my pocket
One, to peace
One, to fields and rain
to the conscience of humankind
I beg you,
Do not stay and waste them
Killer of mine,
I beg you to use them.
— Samih al-Qasim
Samih al Qasim is a Palestinian poet. The translation does not do justice to the original, but here is the original version below recited by Sudhanva Deshpande. This is a short collection of poems from Middle Eastern poets.
Poems in this collection: Selected Poems and extracts by Mahmoud Darwish, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Safi Abdi and Samih-al-Qasim, along with translations in English.
Ticket – Samih al-Qasim Ek
Diwaliye ki Report – Samih al-Qasim
Filistini Ladka (extract) – Safi Abdi
Poochtach – Mahmoud Darwish
Dil-e-Mann, Musafir-e-Mann – Faiz Ahmed Faiz