Monthly Archives: February 2012

From Death…


I have never feared death     Even though    Its hands were more fragile    Than banality.

I dread, however, to die    In a land where    The grave digger’s wages    Exceed the price of human freedom.

Looking for,    Discovering,    Choosing freely,    And transforming one’s essence    Into a fortress.

If the price of death is higher than than all that,    I deny, in absolute terms,    To have ever feared death.

Ahmad Shamlu 

On Freedom


“You are free before the sun of the day, and free before the stars of the night;

And you are free when there is no sun and no moon and no star.

You are even free when you close your eyes upon all there is.

But you are a slave to him whom you love because you love him.

And a slave to him who loves you because he loves you.

Gibran Khalil Gibran