A Moment of Silence

By Najwan Darwish Najwan Darwish

Translated By Kareem James Abu-Zeid

And what did the Armenians say?

An Umayyad monk
spins wheat and wool above us

Time is a scarecrow

That’s what the Armenians said

Source: Poetry (April 2014).


This poem originally appeared in the April 2014 issue of Poetry magazine

April 2014
 Najwan  Darwish


Najwan Darwish was born in Jerusalem in 1978. Since the publication of his first collection in 2000, his poetry has been translated into ten languages. Nothing More to Lose (New York Review Books) will be published this month.

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SUBJECT Living, Time & Brevity

Poetic Terms Aphorism, Free Verse

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