A DREAM OF TREES
There is a thing in me that dreamed of trees,
A quiet house, some green and modest acres
A little way from every troubling town,
A little way from factories, schools, laments.
I would have time, I thought, and time to spare,
With only streams and birds for company,
To build out of my life a few wild stanzas.
And then it came to me, that so was death,
A little way away from everywhere.
There is a thing in me still dreams of trees.
But let it go. Homesick for moderation,
Half the world's artists shrink or fall away.
If any find solution, let him tell it.
Meanwhile I bend my heart toward lamentation
Where, as the times implore our true involvement,
The blades of every crisis point the way.
I would it were not so, but so it is.
Who ever made music of a mild day?
(linked to haiku my heart ~recuerda mi corazon)
04.05.11 - 12:12 PM
Freedom Theater: "The Seed Is Here. It Will Only Grow."
by Abby Zimet
We mourn the murder of Juliano Mer-Khamis, 52, Israeli actor, director and rights activist killed by masked gunmen outside the theater he founded in the Jenin refugee camp as a bridge to peace. The son of a Jewish mother and Arab father, he was a symbol of resistance who believed in the "fire" of thought, art and the written word. More here, here and here.
Great Sower of Seeds
Bright, Young Trees Nourished by Love
Face Harsh Winds of Change.
~Noelle Renee 4.28.11
Note from Noelle: This film features some of the theater’s actors and plays and a discussion of its history. Juliano Mer Khamis talks about his reasons for starting the theater in a very personal way. It is one of the best films that I have seen to date on the theater.
- To Donate Directly to the Freedom Theater in US Dollars Please Use the following Fiscal Sponsor Link for:
- The Friends of Jenin Freedom Theater and Grassroots International, two groups that share common values of supporting global justice, human rights and social change, including in the Occupied Palestinian Territories
HURRIYYA! And PEACE!
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