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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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A poem in Arabic by Alisar Iram inspired by Easter: Syria, rise: سوريا قومي

    سوريا قومي  ايلي…ايلي لما شبقتني لقد صلبوه فصلبوا الحب  وانشقت السماء وعم الظلام الارض. في الحقول سالت دماء الاطفال ووقفت المريمات متشحات بالسواد يحتضن الاقدام الدامية تحت الاف مؤلفة من الصلبان. ايلي….ايلي لما شبقتني تعالت صرخات شعب مقهور … Continue reading

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Bearing witness: I present to you Aleppo, a city that predates written history, the second oldest inhabited city in the world, as it was and as it has become after the deadly shadow of destruction and annihilation fell upon her: Part one

Related https://alisariram.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/bearing-witness-the-destruction-of-the-great-city-of-aleppo-part-two/ https://alisariram.wordpress.com/2013/04/14/bearing-witness-the-destruction-of-the-old-city-of-aleppo-the-second-oldest-city-in-the-world-part-three/ https://alisariram.wordpress.com/bearing-witness-the-destruction-of-the-old-city-of-aleppo-the-second-oldest-city-in-the-world-part-three-continued/ https://alisariram.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/deavastated-old-aleppo-revisited-in-images-civilization-is-diminished/ Please note that part three of my  documentation of cultural heritage was posted in April, 2013, which means that damage since last April until the present day is awaiting documentation. Aleppo I have been delaying … Continue reading

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Calligraphy

The calligraphy above was designed and inscribed by Alisar Iram. We summon beauty so that the soul can soar over pain. Poem is by an Andalusian poet in a nostalgic evokation of beautiful living ©Alisar Iram

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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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The Second Anniversary of the Syrian Revolution

ايتها السيدة في ربيعها الثاني تنحني الثورة لك وتعانق أرضك وأولادك يا سوريا On the second anniversary of the Revolution, on its second spring, I am uttering a prayer in the image above, for Syria to remain sovereign and integral. … Continue reading

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The Magnolia tree, a tree of life, a tree of beauty. I give it to you Syria of the Sorrows

©Alisar Iram

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سلام هي سلام هي حتى مطلع الفجر Peace be with Syria until the sun rises

I wrote this poem  as a prayer for peace to return to Syria and for love to save it. On the road of sorrows  Walk ye who have suffered all  Drag your weary feet my people In your bleeding multitudes, … Continue reading

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The Spring and the earth that was, the spring of fire and devastation that is

As the spring approaches and the countryside, the Ghouta, around Damascus, where I come from, wakes up to destruction and devastation and trembles  to the clamor and uproar of the bombing, the shelling and the scud missiles, I yearn for … Continue reading

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