If I Must Die - Science and Nonduality (SAND)

If I Must Die

Poem by

Dr. Refaat Alareer was a renowned Palestinian writer, poet, and professor. On December 7 Israeli air strikes on Gaza killed Refaat Alareer and six members of his family. In his writing, Alareer captured the stories of a resilient community and advocated for the rights of Palestinians. This was the last poem he wrote:

If I must die,
you must live
to tell my story
to sell my things
to buy a piece of cloth
and some strings,
(make it white with a long tail)
so that a child, somewhere in Gaza
while looking heaven in the eye
awaiting his dad who left in a blaze —
and bid no one farewell
not even to his flesh
not even to himself —
sees the kite, my kite you made, flying up above,
and thinks for a moment an angel is there
bringing back love.
If I must die
let it bring hope,
let it be a story.


Below is the poem set to music from Farah Siraj

Total
0
Shares

Beannacht / Blessing

Poem by

On the day when / the weight deadens / on your shoulders / and you stumble, / may the clay dance / to balance you

#72 Ancestral Songs

Podcast with

A conversation with South African seer, artist, multidimensional storyteller, & a transformative healing practitioner

Coltrane’s Spirituality & Philosophy of Music

Video with

John Coltrane is known as one of the most famous saxophone players in history, but he also had a fascinating life involving philosophical and spiritual pursuits. This video explores that aspect of his life.

Indwelling

Poem by

You can hear the aria of the wind that the birds know by heart

Ballad For Someone Who Cares

Poem by

Poem/song from a participant named Sylvie from Roots Run Deep, Part II with Gabor Maté hosted by SAND in December 2023

Shadow and Light Source Both

Poem by

Only full overhead sun diminishes your shadow

I am you

Video with

NYC Vigil Honors Palestinian Poet Dr. Refaat Alareer

The Dry Salvages

Poem by

Music heard so deeply that it is not heard at all, but you are the music While the music lasts

Support SAND with a Donation

Science and Nonduality is a nonprofit organization. Your donation goes towards the development of our vision and the growth of our community.
Thank you for your support!