Samih Al Qasim is among the most famous Palestinian poets. Born in 1939 in the Galilee-Palestine, he was held under house arrest and imprisoned, by Israeli occupation, many times because of his activism. Samih Al Qasim has published numerous poetry collections, and some of them have been translated into English, also some of his nationalistic poems have been put to music. He is the editor in chief of the
Palestinian newspaper Koull El Arab.
Samih Al-Qasim passed away on August 19, 2014 after a long battle with cancer.
”I do not like you, death
BUT I'm not afraid of you
And I know that my body is your bed
And my soul or spirit is your bed cover
I know that your banks are narrow for me
I do not love you death
BUT I'm not afraid of you. ”
Samih Al-Qasim … Rest in peace