Sunday, May 16, 2010

Ibtisam ... a poem by Anne Selden Annab

Ibtisam

Her long brown hair
holds lines
check points
and spelling bees
young America
and old Palestine

Deir Yassin
remembers
the sound of children
growing up- all ages
and moods
... and the massacre

and the refugees...

Her long brown hair
holds lines
of poetry
lifting in the breeze...
shoes get lost
on moonless nights
but memories don't.


3 comments:

annie said...

Celebrating some GREAT Palestinian-American Artists, Writers & Poets

annie said...


Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood by Ibtisam Barakat
"This moving memoir of a Palestinian woman's childhood experiences during the Six-Day War and its aftermath is presented in beautifully crafted vignettes..." read more or just buy the book

annie said...

IF... by Ibtisam Barakat June 5th 2010