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.

10 comments:

Mary Lee said...

A perfect pick for today...for these times...

Color Online said...

Thanks, Mary.

jama said...

Wonderful. Thanks for posting it!!

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said...

Hey there!

I looooove this so much!

Pick a sky and name it.

Yesssss!

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!
Lisa

Please feel free to drop by my spot any time and share!

Color Online said...

Hi BWBT,

Welcome to Color Online.

Will be by soon and don't you be a stranger here. Join or start a conversation. Glad to have you.

Ali said...

Lovely! Thank you for sharing it.

Marinela said...

Lovely.I truly enjoyed :)

Kelly said...

Very relevant poem. Thank you for sharing a poem I might not have come across otherwise!!

Carol said...

I agree with Mary Lee. Perfect for today!

Color Online said...

Thank you all,
Glad this was received so well.