From my mother's mouth. →
Ololu femi, if you wake from nightmares only to find gargoyles creeping at the end of your bed, tell them you are not me. If your heart feels lost, like it’s gone to find the years you didn’t live, whisper to yourself that you are not me. Your body is in civil war you speak with a mouth swollen with scar tissue older than you. You wake up aching because your blood is running, my mistakes are...
كانت مثل القمر - جزء من لها دائما سرية بعيدا– she was like the moon, part of her always hidden away.
Her eyes were the color of faraway love.– Pablo Neruda, The Fable of the Mermaid and the Drunks
eyesofadiaspora: Nayaa, nin qarxi rabo yu ku gubin. Oo Malintu kaa daqaqo, ha is cunin. Oo Intaad ku margi laheed hilib jirkada ka bisil, Carabkaadi laq. Carabkaadi laq. Carabkaadi laq. - Girl, do not be singed by a man ready to explode. The day he leaves, do not make a meal of yourself. Before you choke on a tender piece of meat more tender than the skin which binds...
A Woman's Place is in the Struggle: Guerrilla... →
If he loved you Was it hard enough? Were your serenades The rattle of gunfire? Did he leave His Bolivian Diary Imprinted on your thighs? Were your eyelashes A dove’s wings Kissing the wilderness, Sweeping across The torso of A man that carried The Sierra Maestra On his shoulder blades? On those blackened Nights in that Dense jungle Sticky and sweet Did he assign Guerrilla columns To each of...
د تورو جنګ وای مابه وکړی د نصیب جنګ دی وارخطا ولاړه یمه If it was a battle of...– - Pashto Landay Landays are couplets written by anonymous authors about love, defeat, treason, patriotism and other topics. They are passed on through hearsay and in literature and music.
Richness does not come from having an abundance of things from the earth, but...– Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم
Good intentions are the most beautiful of secrets.– Imam Ali (AS)
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