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[Nettime-bold] Re: <nettime> Afghan Eyes _ FWD: In Pursuit of Desire
Gita Hashemi on Sat, 20 Apr 2002 07:38:01 +0200 (CEST)


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[Nettime-bold] Re: <nettime> Afghan Eyes _ FWD: In Pursuit of Desire


----- Original Message -----
From: Rebellious Revelations <rebel_revel {AT} yahoo.ca>
To: <rebel_revel {AT} yahoo.ca>
Sent: March 22, 2002 1:38 PM
Subject: In Pursuit of Desire


>  it is today,
>  today is the second full day
>  after the hand hit the annual zero,
>  as it has done
>  one thousand, three hundred and eighty-one times
>  since we started counting and
>  writing the numbers down,
>
>  clouds are fleeting,
>  reflecting the water
>  in sun's bed
>  this river is magnificent
>  even if it is upside down, and
>  even if i see it only through the window,
>
>  especially because of the window
>  standing guard,
>
>  the wind is fast,
>  cold,
>  cuts
>  through the flesh,
>  then the bone,
>  no spring yet,
>  even if the earth has passed that imaginary point,
>  no blossoms,
>  no colours (except on my desktop),
>  only a few birds flying high,
>
>  it always has to start somewhere,
>  you know,
>  i mean the year,
>  even if it fails to push the gray out,
>
>  must i now give thanks
>  for the yellow purple white green blue
>  on the table
>  the red yellow green orange
>  on my desktop?
>
>  happy new spring?
>
>  yeah,
>
>  right,
>
>  okay, moving on,
>
>  remember the cover girl,
>  green eyes, gray skin, red scarf over dusty hair?
>
>  it pays to be on the cover of national geographic,
>  though seventeen years later,
>
>  but
>  who's counting?
>
>  in war
>  every year is like every other,
>  gray, dusty
>  splashes of dirty red
>  rebellious green persisting
>  enough only to keep them all
>  half starving
>  half alive
>
>  who is keeping count?
>
>  it's the persistance of the green,
>  proven by iris recognition
>  invented by a professor in some university
>  in america,
>
>  where else?
>
>  our minds at ease now:
>  the ravaged woman of thirty
>  is the girl of twelve
>  with the green eyes
>  that arose our desire
>  to give arms to bin laden,
>  he rid her of the soviets,
>  now we are ridding her of bin laden
>  for sweet union,
>
>  freedom comes,
>  one step at a time,
>  do you know?
>
>  she is the cover again
>  ever so thankful for all the assistance
>  photographer mccurry, god bless, has given her
>  on our behalf,
>  a family of five
>  sustained by the green of her eyes,
>  green miracle
>  before the spring's come,
>
>  tulips, hyacinths, dafodils, irises
>  in the flower shop,
>  spring's come to my table.
>
>  happy new year.
>
>  yeah.
>
>
>
>
>  ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
>  Personal is poetic,
>  Poetic is political,
>  Political is personal.
>  ====^=====^=====^=====
>
>
>
>  ~~ Rebellious Revelations would like the
>  priviledge of sharing some words with you from
>  time to time.
>
>  ~~ Rebellious Revelations would be profoundly
>  delighted to hear back from you. ~~
>
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Work for peace: Demand the end to the occupation. 

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