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Here We Will Stay

 
 
Amigo
 
Reply Wed 25 Oct, 2006 01:21 am
In Lidda, in Ramla, in the Galilee,
we shall remain
like a wall upon your chest,
and in your throat
like a shrad of glass,
a cactus thron,
and in your eyes
a sandstorm.

We shall remain
a wall upon your chest,
clean dishes in your restaurants,
serve drinks in your bars,
sweep the floors of your kitchens
to snatch a bite for our children
from your blue fangs.

Here we shall stay,
sing our songs,
take to the angry streets,
fill prisons with dignity.

In Lidda, in Ramla, in the galilee,
we shall remain,
guard the shade of the fig
and olive trees,
ferment rebellion in our children
as yeast in the dough.

-Tawfig Zayyad
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Amigo
 
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Reply Wed 25 Oct, 2006 11:05 am
All I Have

I never carried a rifle
On my shoulder
Or pulled a trigger.
All I have
Is a flute's melody
A brush to paint my dreams,
A bottle of ink.

All I have
Is unshakeable faith
And an infinite love
For my people in pain.

-Tawfig Zayyad
Amigo
 
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Reply Thu 26 Oct, 2006 05:15 pm
When the late Zayyahd became a member of the Israeli parliment, his Hebrew was not very good. One of the governments members shouted, "Where did you study Hebrew?" and he replied," In your prisons."
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Fri 13 Jul, 2007 04:13 pm
well, this I like a lot. A lot lot lot. especially the first poem.
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Amigo
 
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Reply Fri 13 Jul, 2007 05:02 pm
Me too! You are my first and only visitor. Very Happy

Come too think of it your one of the only people that come to my sad little threads. Confused
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Fri 13 Jul, 2007 11:21 pm
oh, i didn't know they were sad little threads. i'm gullible, and i go where i like. don't know what's in fashion. but now that you told me, i have to go. can't be seen around here.
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jul, 2007 04:11 pm
http://www.knesset.gov.il/mk/images/members/ziyad_taufik.jpg

another one i like:

Pagan Fires

Poem No.: 183 النص العربي: لا يوجد




At our ease

we take the thread of light

from the knots of darkness,

tend the nursery of dreams,

cool the burning sand

with shadows of palm trees, and

for the bastards prepare a platter

like the moon. If one day we stumble

our roots will stand us straight

***

At our ease

we learn the industry

of ants!

***

We do not flicker briefly

like matches; we burn

perpetually

like pagan fires

Our breath is as large

as the horizon.

***

And at our ease

we lead the capricious horse

of History.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jul, 2007 04:20 pm
I would never be seen on a sad little thread like this.
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littlek
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jul, 2007 04:27 pm
Me neither.
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jul, 2007 04:30 pm
Shooo then! I had amigo all to myself before you clowns showed up!
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Amigo
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jul, 2007 05:31 pm
Hey! You found another really good one. I was looking for another one to post. When he gets popular in the states we can say we liked him first, ey.

Hey, Dys, littlek. Smile

Pagen fires??? Very interesting I wonder then if he is not necisserily devout to any religion?
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jul, 2007 07:37 pm
Quote:
Tawfiq Ziad
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tawfiq Ziad (Arabic: توفيق زيّاد Hebrew: תאופיק זיאד), also transliterated as Tawfik Zayyad, 7 May 1929 - 5 July 1994) was a Palestinian Arab citizen of Israel, well-known for his "poetry of protest". Born in the Galilee, Zayyad studied literature in Russia.[1] After returning home, he was elected mayor of Nazareth on 9 December 1973, as head of Rakah, a Communist party, a victory that is said to have "surprised and alarmed" Israelis. [2]


Politics
Elected to the Knesset in the 1973 elections on Rakah's list, Ziad was active is pressuring the Israeli government to change its policies towards Arabs - both those inside Israel and in the occupied Palestinian territories. A report he co-authored on Israeli prison conditions and the use of torture on Palestinian inmates was reprinted in the Israeli newspaper Al Ha-Mishmar. It was also submitted to the United Nations by Tawfiq Toubi and Tawfiq Ziad after their visit to Al-Far'ah prison on 29 October 1987. It was subsequently quoted from at length in a UN General Assembly report dated 23 December 1987, where it was described as, "Perhaps the best evidence of the truth of the reports describing the repugnant inhumane conditions endured by Arab prisoners." [3]


[edit] Early death
At the time of his sudden death, he was still the Mayor of Nazareth, a member of the Israeli Knesset, and "a leading Arab legislator." He was killed on 5 July 1994 in a head-on collision in the Dead Sea Valley on his way back to Nazareth from Jericho after welcoming Yasser Arafat, the chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, back from exile. [4]


hmmm, says nothing about his religion. He must have been a Muslim, but dunno if he was really practicing.
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Amigo
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jul, 2007 07:44 pm
I've read that. He is a pretty interesting and mysterious fellow, yes?
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jul, 2007 11:18 pm
yes.
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Amigo
 
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Reply Tue 24 Jul, 2007 10:15 am
dyslexia wrote:
I would never be seen on a sad little thread like this.


You have too look good side. Only people like us will be here. It's like a hideout. We could bullShit allday. Wanna see a picture of my cat?

yes.

I Don't have a cat!!!!!!! Ahaaaaaaa Haaaaa.

Ok know what do we talk about now. Can you cook Dys?

We can swap recipes!!!!

-----------------------

TOAST

ingredients:

1 piece of bread
1 Tblsn of butter

Put bread in toaster. Push handle on toaster down. Don't watch toaster. When bread pops up bread will be toasted. With butter knife spread butter on toast. Make sure to butter the right side or toast will be ruined.

Repeat till full or slapped by woman.
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Amigo
 
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Reply Tue 24 Jul, 2007 10:51 am
I had a visitor, I ignored them and now they are gone.

WHY HAVE THE GODS FORSAKEN ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Tue 24 Jul, 2007 11:01 am
that twelvepack that you have swapped your bicycle for... have you drunk all of it already?
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Amigo
 
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Reply Tue 24 Jul, 2007 11:35 am
Yes, I will have too sell my body now for a tall can.
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Tue 24 Jul, 2007 11:37 am
i happen to have a very tall can of Saporo. Will that do?
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Amigo
 
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Reply Tue 24 Jul, 2007 11:50 am
I have an old ticket in Boston (It might be a warrant). And I have to see a friend in NY.

We could meet for a casual coffee/beer.
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