Sunday, April 24, 2011

On Easter-thinking of other worlds

April 24, 2011 “Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them.”
Dennis Gabor

Over the long weekend, we finally got to re-watch the movie "Kandahar", out some years ago, but because of the continual un-rest in the middle east, I wanted to see it again. Especially on this special Easter holiday, I still try to understand other cultures, other ways of being. Hence, the poem.

At Kandahar

I gazed long into the screen

Wanting to see into those hearts,

Into the secret places

That I know all women hold—

I wondered if there could ever be a bridge

To find between us—

And who would have to travel

The longest way

To reach the other?

3 comments:

  1. It would be nice to bridge those differences, wouldn't it? Happy Easter, friend!

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  2. Thoughtful words. Discussed it on our ride home tonight after church. T'would be nice!

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