How a lexicon of loss leads us home

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…I have learned

All words befitting of blood’s court to break

The rule; I have learned all the words to take

The lexicon apart for one noun’s sake,

The compound I must make:

Homeland.

Mahmoud Darwish, ‘I am from there’, trans A. Foreman

 

 



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