This post has been updated on 5/31/21:

This poem was tagged as being by May Ziadeh, but like a lot of poems from the past that have been translated, there can be misinformation and sometimes the wrong author is credited.
Since I’ve gotten pretty far into May’s first book of poems Dream Flowers, I decided to do more research because it stood out to me as not really sounding like her writing. And I have found a site that credits this poem as written by Nizar Kabban.
by Nizar Kabban
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