Friday, June 19, 2009
Poetry Friday: Freedom
Alone, now you are free
You pick a sky and name it
a sky to live in
a sky to refuse
But to know that you are free
and to remain free
you must steady yourself on a foothold of earth
so that the earth may rise
so that you may give wings to all
the children of the earth.
Saadi Yossef. Translated by Khaled Mattawa
the flag of childhood: poems from the middle east. Selected by Nomi Shihab Nye. Aladdan Paperbacks. 1998.
This week roundup is hosted by Carol at Carol's Corner.