| by Bei Dao |
translated by Eliot Weinberger and Iona Man-Cheong
Bei Dao wrote this poem when he was visiting Palestine as part of the UN Peace delegation.
Poetry as an expression of freedom, poetry is a strong voice which can reach many generations.
Poetry offers us the freedom to explore many cultures and it brings together people and their different beliefs. Poetry represents friendship!
"Ramallah" by Bei Dao, from World Beat: International Poetry Now, copyright 200 by Zhao Zhenkai, Translation © Eliot Weinberger and Iona Man-Cheong. Reprinted by permission of New Directions Publishing Corp.