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Death Song Your lips are blue, almost black, and swollen with yellowish cracks carved into them. Your cheeks are scorched, deflated tennis balls. Your stomach is painfully-puffed up, in sharp, awkward contrast to your bony, mutilated, fragile frame. Your eyelids are thin and sunken with dark discoloration.…

Timeless wisdom from Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran. Written and first published in 1925 in Arabic. Also translated as “The New Deal”. Questions to consider on democracy, life, change, influence. Reading and adaption by Jemila Abdulai. https://soundcloud.com/misscircumspect/khalil-gibran-the-new-frontier

An attempt at describing the indescribable experience of inspiration and poetry writingIt is often said that the mystical happens at the crossroads between time and spaceWith its crescendo undulations of past, present and future, the beach is exactly thatWalking along the breadth of such on a lazy Sunday…

A tune of devastation plays over the landTime is trying to heal yet still no one understandsA lifetime of work all buried under endless rubbleAnd all over the land people gather in a huddleIn search of an explanation that for now remains a mysteryMourning the many thousands, their…