Monthly Archives: December 2008

Poem & Video: World Split Apart

The façade of a building falls away and reveals a man praying A bakery loses its show-window showing a hundred weddings who’ll have to wait in the next world for their cakes An Orthodox cathedral split in two revealing a … Continue reading

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Poem: Great Cruelty and Heartlessness

(Note: this poem written during the 2006 Lebanon invasion is sadly too cogent now as well…) ___________________________ We’re living in a time of great cruelty and heartlessness where instead of a sun they’re throwing up anvils Instead of sunlight there’s … Continue reading

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Another ‘Eid Poem: More Feet

Sitting facing the Ka’ba like a flat black kite bobbing in the wind, or rather the flat black square of the kite is stationary, the world is bobbing – a thousand billion feet stride past, going from left to right, … Continue reading

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‘Eid Poem: What Are Feet For?

What are feet for but to go around the Ka’ba? What are eyes for but to look upon God’s House? What are lips for but to kiss the Black Stone? What are hands for but to supplicate our Lord? What’s … Continue reading

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Poem: The Grand Fete

Audio reading of The  Grand Fete: THE GRAND FÊTE At the Grande Fête everyone’s invited to people start arriving by aerial gondola Shape-changing twins arrive dressed in tuxedos Lady Godiva comes dressed as a smudge-blotched charwoman Historians come with inky … Continue reading

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