middle east revised
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O exiles of the mountain of oblivion!
O the jewels of your names, slumbering in the mire of silence
O your obliterated memories, your light blue memories… 429 more words
3 weeks, 5 days ago
For over two decades, PJ Harvey has crafted influential and uncompromising music . Now she is publishing a book of poetry. The Hollow of the Hand… 187 more words
1 month, 1 week ago
I Can Never
The Hollow of the Hand
PJ Harvey & Seamus Murphy,
It was an impulse buy in Foyles yesterday. The names PJ Harvey and Seamus Murphy were enough to sell it to me. 502 more words
1 month, 2 weeks ago
Flowers For Socrates
by Nona Blyth Cloud
Anonymous is an Afghan woman.
I write blogs for different groups, and sometimes research for one turns into material for another. In this case, a news story found for a “War on Women” diary: 732 more words
3 months ago
How much simpler can love be?
Let’s get engaged now. Text me.
—a landay from the district of Rodar, Afghanistan, as translated by Eliza Griswwald… 167 more words
7 months, 1 week ago
The Landay is a twenty-two syllable two line poem – in Pashto, Landai means ‘short, poisonous snake’ and these short bursts of poetry certain reflect the definition. 382 more words
11 months, 3 weeks ago
The beautiful translations of the landays in this collection allow Western readers to share the secret, crafty, sly, witty, subversive utterings of Afghani women, and to relish their vitality and vivacity. 241 more words
1 year, 3 months ago