Today, October 11, 2017, Poet #DareenTatour is already 2 years imprisoned for a poem…
Today marks two years since Dareen Tatour was arrested, the case against her built against a poem she’d posted on social medial. Jewish Voices for Peace has launched a new video marking these two years, and Andrew Leber has translated one of Tatour’s new poems.
After two years of imprisonment, house arrest, and different stages of her trial, Tatour awaits the verdict, set to be announced on October 17, 2017, in the court in Nazareth.
Rebellion of Silence
By Dareen Tatour
Trans. Andrew Leber
Before my body was torn to pieces
How naïve was I!
I would want to fly,
Fall love with poetry,
Devote myself to love,
Dream of a table to call my own…
Yet after light forced its way in
With the laughter of dawn,
I fell silent –
Filled with anger –
As dreams were dashed,
And the silence broken,
And the flames consumed me!
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