Wednesday, March 23, 2005

From the poem Poetry and Revolution by Iraqi poet `Abdul-Wahab Al-Bayyati (my translation):
" "The most untruthful of poetry is the most sweet"
So they said
They were not truthful
Because they are lazy and one-eyed
They were the shoes for the
invading sultans
without hearts
Ye, poetry break these idols
Conquer the conditions
And let us frequent the seas
and follow the star of the people
I am going to toll the bells
to step on the flames"