Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year and Best Wishes for 2014


 
“To Alef, the letter
that begins the alphabets
of both Arabic and Hebrew-
two Semitic languages,
sisters for centuries.

May we find the language
that takes us
to the only home there is -
one another's hearts.

Alef knows
That a thread
Of a story
Stitches together
A wound.” 




 
- Ibtisam Barakat, Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood, Palestinian-American writer, poet, and educator

1 comment:

  1. This is an example of what poetry should be: carefully constructed with accuracy and exactness.

    A very Happy New Year to you

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