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[Xmca-l] Re: Hiroshima and us



Here's a bit of poetry I found in, of all places, Haydi's attachment. At
first Haydi appears to be entirely off topic. But if you read it carefully
and remember the story of Iran Air Flight 655, I think you will see that it
is not. On the contrary, it is a poem in the spirit of Nazim Hikmet's great
song "I come and stand at every door", something I remember and read every
year at this time.

https://www.marxists.org/subject/art/literature/nazim/icomeandstand.html

Here's Haydi's version:

I’m 72
Not among newer generations

In our sky, too
We see bright stars and American helicopters hovering over the sandy
deserts of Tabass

And a passenger plane flying over the Southern seas, Oman,
Hit cruelly skilfully from an aircraft carrier, instantaneously powdered,
converted to ashes

Down to the surface of the great Ocean
Memoirs of nears and dears silently, delicately, sleepily--still, very
gracefully--finding their way to

A doll singing and reflecting the remembrances of the owner a small child
Recollecting with tears the interminable sea

David Kellogg (with gratitude to Haydi)

On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 2:48 AM, HENRY SHONERD <hshonerd@gmail.com> wrote:

> Nice!
>
> > On Aug 7, 2015, at 7:40 PM, Annalisa Aguilar <annalisa@unm.edu> wrote:
> >
> > And thus... one is either with us or against us (or should I say with
> U.S. or against U.S.?)*
> >
> > *Please note the creaky iron knee of the subject line with the lack of
> capitalization.
> >
> > Poetry is where you find it. Thank you, mike. :)
> >
> > Kind regards,
> >
> > Annalisa
> >
> >
>
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