Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Born 50 years apart

(in pencil)

She borrowed your somber look
Your nervous mouth, your crooked nose
She hasn’t seen you
You were born 50 years apart.

14 comments:

hashem said...

a face that tells a thousand story ya Mirvat...

Zee said...

She borrowed your somber look
Your nervous mouth, your crooked nose
She hasn’t seen you
You were born 50 years apart.


But when you look at her hands
The fingers straight
through pain and abuse
of hard work -
remain beautiful.

(Thanks for your comments on my blog, you surely wrapped me around your little finger for a while. You were the first one who ever dismissed niceties and went to the core below the scratchy surface of my babble with your reply on Islam. I actually had to start thinking again when I read your reply - a commodity that is often tossed to the wayside... I do agree in essence with what you have said, though there are clearly still differences. I hope I can muster up the energy to spell them out for you at some point. )

Mirvat said...
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Mirvat said...

a thousand and one :)

zee, wow i love it! how did i forget her hands.

(the biggest problem is how flexibly interpretable the koran is which makes it the miracle it is but ironically enough, also it makes it dangerous once misunderstood. that's always been my other problem with the book and for a verse to be misinterpreted for political gain tends to be the norm now since, as we all know, it's been used as a steering guide of people blinded with hate and ignorance and poverty by people of weak faith). but you're right this is a long discussion

Zee said...

Mirvat, may I pease cut and paste your comment to my recent post? It might take off the sharp edges! (wrote it toooo late in wee morning hours...)

Mirvat said...

sure zee

Zee said...

The weather is awesome and balmy today and I long to go outside and work in the garden. So I will just go ahead and not wait for your answer - sorry! But I will be respectful and give you credit.... You probably figured out by now that I have "issues" with Islam, issues that are a concern of mine but also are very hard to verbalize on the pages of a blog. Just a hint though: I am convinced that Islam had a positive effect on the culture of the Middle East in the early days of its inception and was a force that changed a deteriorating (and in some ways "too smart for their own good" society) so they could become more "grounded". And in spite of the superficial aloofness found in the Qur'an, I believe that the teachings of Mohammed had it's rightful place in history. The tragedy is, that people of nowadays do not seem to accept transitional changes in the Muslim world and read the holy scriptures for face value.

FZ said...

mirvat, this is beautifully done! i love the pencil and the white halo against her dark intensity of eyes...

Ghassan said...

Islam? lost in bloglang are we?
Mirvat, it does look like her.

Mirvat said...

zee, i can't wait to respond and i really liked the post but as soon as i get a break from work

Dry Gin Martini said...

*cough* stalker *cough*

Mirvat said...

thanks fz :)

hashem said...

i'm sorry...what brought Islam here?...but did I miss something?

Mirvat said...

hashem not here in zee's blog