Thursday, January 5, 2012

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Out of nowhere and for no particular reason, I've been dreaming of Cairo again.

You burst into a
million seeds,
poured over the hot
stove of rancour,
Cairo.

When the walls no longer
withstood your curses,
you awakened the streets
with your boots,
Cairo.

Your cries brought the
sky down at Tahrir Square,
the Pharaoh shook
in his dreams,
Cairo.

With you the square
was a fortress of the heart,
engraved in
rebellion’s calligraphy,
Cairo.

~Manash Bhattacharjee

6 comments:

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Did you ever see the movie "Cairo Time"?
You should.
You really should.

liza said...

That's beautiful, Yoli. Thank you!

kenza said...

Oh al-qahera! what beauty! (well if you can see through the haze of pollution and listen through the honking!) still it is my heart as it is I think for every Arab.
Oh and I have a little something for you on my blog.
Besitos!

le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Lovely dream...

InNewYorkParisTomorrow.blogspot.com said...

this is so lovely ... visiting your beautiful serene blog always makes me happy

manash said...

I am so glad you liked my name :)

Manash.