Friday, September 23, 2005

From the poem From the Notebooks of Fog by Syrian poet Muhammad Al-Maghut (my translation):
"Advise to any poem:
The hungry will eat you
the frustrated will get you
the merchant will sell you
the doctor will deform you
the philosopher will debate you
the lover will recite you
and the struggler will
trade in you
And you, o poets, critics, singers,
and executioners, beware of
remember the sight of
Saddam Husayn the moment of
his capture before the whole world"