Tag Archives: Poem

The Lost: a poem about a girl dying of cold

In this poem, I imagine a Syrian girl in her late teens dying, being the last of her family, after she and her family had witnessed the destruction of their village by the Syrian government war planes, which forced them to flee. … Continue reading

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Happy New Year Syria

Light your candles For Syria tonight Give light tonight As the New Year is ushered in Give light To the mother of humanity Light your candles my friends And add one year to ten thousand years. ©Alisar Iram

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In Memory of Halafaya: The Bread Massacre

A few days ago, the jets of the Syrian government dropped its bombs on lines of people queuing for bread. Many children had joined the bread line in the belief that their presence might deter  hostile actions against the civilians. It is reported that 90 people died … Continue reading

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A Vision: Dedicated to Syria and the birth to be

I went to bed, my soul fraught With Images of horror drowned  The blood of the innocents Cried to me and cried again My tears streaming again and again Then In the darkness of the night I saw my dream: … Continue reading

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If I Were a Tree in Midwinter

The spirit yearns for love and beauty as the world around us breaks and disintegrates, even as the light of love dies in the hearts of men. Hence this poem: If I were a tree in midwinter and you passed by I would put … Continue reading

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The Night of Pain, The Night of Sorrow, this ae Nighte

The dirge which Benjamin Britten set to music for the voice of Peter Pears haunts me whenever I watch and hear what is happening in Syria.  The death of so many people fleeing fire, bombardment and the machines of death … Continue reading

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The Ghouta, farms and orchards, of Damascus

The Ghouta, farms and orchards, of Damascus.

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The Ghouta, farms and orchards, of Damascus

This post which I am updating now, was published a few months ago. The situation in the Gouta has deteriorated gravely since then. Two million people used to live in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus  Now only one million people are left to … Continue reading

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Children of Syria: from the video

I am sorry to be always , or most of the times,  bringing to my viewers sad tidings. My subject allows me no leeway at the present as the tragic events on the ground in Syria are accelerating and spinning … Continue reading

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The Untimely Death of Children

This is the text of the entire poem written in memory of the dead children of Syria, extracts of which I have used for my video Children of Syria  Be still my heart. The death of infants is upon me … Continue reading

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