Category Archives: Annihilation

Syria for Sale: سوريا للبيع

They are selling Syria for thirty pieces of silver: the chemical weapons. They will get their chemical weapons or the promise of them then wash their hands off the blood of the Syrian people like Pilate, leaving Christ alone to … Continue reading

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Old Aleppo and its Great Mosque are but memories the butchers of cities left to us?

I have written a lot about the annihilation of the Syrian Cities  and the destruction of Syria’s cultural heritage, mainly by the regime’s air borne, Sarin free, weapons of mass destruction: missiles, fighter jets, helicopter gunships and the  like. This … Continue reading

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Comment in poetry on the death of children by the chemical attack

They are there under the trees crying They are there not up the trees laughing Among the apples and the olives because They are there piercing the dominion of death sobbing, Death itself cradling the newborn and the infants lamenting … Continue reading

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Destruction and the poet: The Garden of Gethseman

The Garden of Gethsemane  What have I to do with pain and suffering I who was born to dance with the spheres? Yet in the garden of Gethsemane I find myself awaiting the inevitable, Praying to a silent remote God … Continue reading

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My art and poetry before the Syrian Revolutionm

My art and poetry before the Syrian Revolutionm.

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Bearing witness: The annihilation of Homs, its Old City,its cultural and religious sites, its history, heritage and earth: Introduction

Can life spring out of death, can history be reborn out of its ashes, can heritage be restored? Can a city reduced to debris and melted concrete rise again? Can archaeology exist without archaeology because it has either been looted, … Continue reading

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The people under the debris: we cannot take humanity out of a human tragedy,leaving only politics

The author Yasssin Al Haj Saleh, who was imprisoned by the Syrian authorities for sixteen years, tells us: In writing about prison and imprisonment, lies the  imperative to tear the belly of the prison apart in order to extract the individuals out of it, one by … Continue reading

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The Annihilation of a Cradle of Civilization

The annihilation of the history and heritage of Syria The annihilation of the Old City of Aleppo The annihilation of the cultural heritage of Homs For most of my original images I am indebted to images posted to Facebook by activists and … Continue reading

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Rise rise you pitiful ruins, rise and let there be life

Consumed, burnt, devastated and desecrated, will you rise again Syria? Will you raise your torn mutilated ruins as the Syrian phoenix rises and beckons. Soon Christ will be risen, will you also rise and look at his beautiful face of compassion. Rise, … Continue reading

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I bear witness with my art of ruins

It seems I am going to create a school of ruins in art: how to turn devastation and destruction into works of art which will make the public stop and contemplate and perhaps learn something about the prevention of the … Continue reading

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