Posts Tagged "issue 18"

Al Manara Dirge

by on Nov 8, 2010 in Poetry | 0 comments

By Sara Saab Al Manara Dirge: Beirut, 10pm, lighthouse enduring power outage. Twelve hours in the city of my infancy on a night endeavoring to portents. Without its sweeping beam, the flinty stack of Al Manara lighthouse wears the night. It juts among seaside apartment buildings like...

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Tur Disaala

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By Jawad Elhusuni If Tordesillas were Tur Disaala And the ‘New World’ were Moorish Would the yearning have been so tacit for the treasures of an unknown empire The sailing ships westward from Al-Ishbuna Would the gold have been so tainted Pizarro’s venture to El Dorado A mosque in...

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Me and Rumi’s Ghost

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By Samer Rabadi One day, sitting in a café with Rumi’s ghost over mint tea and biscuits, he told me about Shams; rhapsodized over his eyes, his fine voice, his heart that opened like a flower breathing in and out his lover’s scent; the whole body responds to that kind of ephemeral...

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Kamer-taj, the Moon-horse

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from Forty-four Turkish Fairy Tales collected by Dr. Ignácz Kúnos There was once a Padishah who one day found a little insect. The Padishah called his lala and they both examined the tiny creature. What could it be? What could it feed on? Every day an animal was killed for its...

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The Faithful Soldier, Prompted

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By Saladin Ahmed If I die on this piece-of-shit road, Lubna’s chances die with me. Ali leveled his shotgun at the growling tiger. In the name of God, who needs no credit rating, let me live! Even when he’d been a soldier, Ali hadn’t been very religious. But facing death brought the old...

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