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Somewhere the lights of spring have surely appeared
A few collars, in the garden, have surely shredded
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The dark ink of night remains still, but
Some colors of dawn have surely appeared
Û•Û’ Ø¯Ø´Øª Ø§Ø¨ Ø¨Ú¾ÙŠ Ø¯Ø´ØªØŒ Ù…Ú¯Ø± Ø®ÙˆÙ†Ù Ù¾Ø§ Ø³Û’ ÙÙŠØ¶
Ø³ÙŠØ±Ø§Ø¨ Ú†Ù†Ø¯ Ø®Ø§Ø±Ù Ù…ØºÙŠÙ„Ø§Úº Û•ÙˆÛ“ ØªÙˆ Û•ÙŠÚº
The desert is still a desert, but from you bleeding feet, Faiz
Their thirst, a few thorns have surely quenched
- August 1952, Faiz Ahmed Faiz.
update: Please sign the Avaaz petition.
I would also recommend James Mawdsley's The Iron Road: A Stand for Truth and Democracy in Burma - a truly inspiring work.
"..... Burma represent a test for the international community as much as the will of the Burmese people." Ø¨ÙˆÙ„ Ú©Û Ù„Ø¨ Ø¢Ø²Ø§Ø¯ ÛÛŒÚº ØªÛŒØ±Û’ Ø¨ÙˆÙ„ Ø²Ø¨Ø§Úº Ø§Ø¨ ØªÚ© ØªÛŒØ±ÛŒ ÛÛ’ Ø¨ÙˆÙ„ ÛŒÛ ØªÚ¾ÙˆÚ‘Ø§ ÙˆÙ‚Øª Ø¨ÛØª ÛÛ’ Ø¬Ø³Ù… Ùˆ Ø²Ø¨Ø§Úº Ú©ÛŒ Ù…ÙˆØª Ø³Û’ Ù¾ÛÙ„Û’ Ø¨ÙˆÙ„ Ú©Û Ø³Ú† Ø²ÚºØ¯Ú¾ ÛÛ’ Ø§Ø¨ ØªÚ© Ø¨ÙˆÙ„ Ø¬Ùˆ Ú©Ú†Ú¾ Ú©ÛÙ†Ø§ ÛÛ’ Ú©Û Ù„Û’
At this rate, you can soon have your own translations of Faiz a la K C Kanda...Faiz: kal, aaj aur kal. Which of the translators do you think do a good job of translating Faiz: Agha Shahid Ali, V G Kiernan...?
There's a petition at Avaaz that's worth signing. I don't know what else people can do, aside from making noise. Apparently some monks in exile will lead a protest at the UN this afternoon. We are getting very bad news from inside the country nowâ€”raids on the monasteries, live ammunition fired into crowds, and unconfirmed reports of a many people killed in Mandalay. For those interested in more news: http://www.ko-htike.blogspot.com/ http://www.irrawaddy.org/ http://www.burmanet.org/news/
abir: I prefer Agha to any else but I often find myself nitpicking this or that choice he makes. Still, it is far greater a job than I can ever manage. e: thanks for the links. I added the Avaaz petition.
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