Sagacious words

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary. ~ Khalil Gibran

Friday, 13 April 2012

The Hanging Garden of Babylon

In Babil province, Iraq
And for the neighbours
Of an oil-rich terrain
The child is tortured-
A human body is skinned
And yet there is,
The rapture in death
Of glory in conquering
And misery in conquest-
Relief at the end of suffering
And real life enlightenment;
From voices of learning
Are heard the lessons
Inside the echoing laments
Of our invisible ancestors.

- J.Bibi (2012)

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