Musings of Anna1liese

Dream Hope Breathe Believe

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-27180006

I wish I could embed his video, his article.

He was there.  He saw ... so that we could see ...

May somehow ... we all ... see ...

May somehow ... we all ... reach out our hands ... to hold all of theirs ...

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MARCH 30, 2014 8:13PM

Contract's End


Last time ... sheets ... 

marked as such ...

make the end ... more real ...

for them ... as well as ...

for me ...

 

When the contract began ...

I thought they would all ...

be here ...

forever ...

I think perhaps ... that ...

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Three years of war for Syria's child ...

If only all their hands could know ...

all the hands reaching back ...

Banksy speaks of this in his reworking of an earlier piece:

Balloon Girl ...

May all of us be able to see this piece now ...

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A child’s eyes .. 

look ...

deeply ...

into ...

them ...

 

a child’s tears ...

feel ...

them ...

 

a child’s ... heart ...

hold its pieces ...

 

a child’s soul ...

 

help the child ...

find it ...

 

keep it ...

whole

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The child ...

outside Damascus ...

spoke of chemical weapons ...

that might come and take his life ...

his thought ... 

let the weapon come ...

but make it smell of bread ...

so I will die happy ...

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-24589802

Paul Wood’s report shown toni

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SEPTEMBER 8, 2013 6:10PM

Cradle Songs and Cradle Screams

Am lost in songs and screams that through all these years of battle in Syria remain so fresh, so vivid ... as no one seems able to find a way to peace ...

Am so wanting still to calm Night's Child ... to sing the cradle song ... that may be… Read full post »

AUGUST 12, 2013 11:18PM

Mud Diary ... long time lost ...

Mud Diary

 

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If this title has drawn you here ...

then I am glad ...

for last Sunday ...

this Andy ...

reached for ...

and held a star ...

if you wonder  who he is ...

deep inside ...

then ...

follow this link ...

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JUNE 26, 2013 8:59PM

Art ...

Art ...

Part of me thinks of pieces here of Kim's

which thankfully have returned ...

Part of me thinks of hands ... greenheron's hands ... so recently here ..

Part of me thinks ... of a piece I wrote here a year ago ...

Syria's Child ... now ... Summer's… Read full post »

At last I have moments to come and be here ... and people whose pieces I try to find ... will not ... can not ... appear ...

I look for Jake to tell him ... ask him ... and he is one of the missing too ...

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Winds that blow ...

make me wonder as I hear them howl ...

is earth growing tired of a species 

that has lost its sense of honouring peace

by allowing innocents elsewhere

to daily know the ravages of war

moments hours days weeks years ...

of freezing frozen tundra

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After rain ... rainbow edge ...

 

When you live in England, Great Britain, United Kingdom ... any of it ... all of it ... you live with rain ... sometimes it is a drowning rain ...a searing scolding lashing rain ... and you feel its wrath ...screeching wrath ...Read full post »

OCTOBER 21, 2012 9:54PM

If I could ... I would ...

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I hardly know what I am doing here ... but bits of bliss ... are ...

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OCTOBER 10, 2012 9:14PM

Jake ... one of us is missing ...

One of us is missing.  Can anyone access Kim's pieces?

Are they still here ... anywhere ...

When did Open ... close ...

Jake ... are you there ...

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SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 8:50PM

Syria’s September


 

Little girls and little boys ...

bombs fall ... bullets spray ...

three little girls survive ...

two others and a little boy ...

do not ...

death is no longer any stranger

to these tiny babes ...

 

who sees sense

who sees reason 

does anyone anywhere

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AUGUST 25, 2012 8:54PM

What If Aleppo Were Home ...


 

How would we hold our children ...

how would we find food ...

how would we manage to keep them warm

pretend to them that they are safe ...

hold them

hold them

as they hold us

 

how would we find ...

a lullaby ...

 

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Do we remember how ... to listen ... 

 

These words ... first words ... came to me in December ... when I began to read James Zogby’s book ... Arab Voices.  Since then I’ve finished Zogby’s book ... but still the thoughts that rose ... rise on ...

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JULY 26, 2012 8:55PM

A World ... Where ...


A world

a world

reaches out and

calls to me ...

Force, force, force, force ...

either and ...

every side ...

I will destroy those

who will oppose me

I will fight until ...

I can fight ...

no more ...

how do we find our way to

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JULY 20, 2012 8:38PM

Let them go ...


 

Let them go ...

 

 

all the weapons ...

all the guns ...

all the ways that ...

we destroy ...

lay them down ... 

let them go ...

in this moment ...

now ...


please ...

now ...

let them ...

go ... 

JUNE 26, 2012 7:33PM

Syria’s Child


 

A young child’s tears ...

a young child’s ... tears ...

caught between bullets ...

bullets from both sides ...

 

How not to ache ...

and watch ... 

his tears ...

 

One boy dies ...

others hurt ...

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hours ...

days ...

pass ... and still ...

my heart so aches ...

 

my heart ... so ... aches ...

 

my heart wants to be with them ...

wrapping their children one last time ...

and laying them down for their final rest ...

 

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JUNE 4, 2012 10:18PM

The Queen ... my queen ...

 

Thinking of someone who was 10, I think, 

when this queen was born.

Thinking of threads ... that link us all ...

 

Listening just now to Rhapsody in Blue.  

I so love this piece.

 

Horses at Epsom on the Saturday.

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APRIL 28, 2012 9:28PM

A Baby of the Boom


What is it that this term truly means.  A war raged.  One that wasn’t meant ... to rage.  Mankind hoped the Great War, the war that had called so many of the world ... to come ... to die ... to leave so great a gulf ... 

 

Mankind

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APRIL 5, 2012 9:44PM

That Night


Some birthdays are ... so easy ... to remember.  Every four years ... my mother’s was Inauguration Day ... here ... in the States.  My father was an April Fool ... the world remembers his ... day ... still.

 

The birthday I married approaches.  15 April.  Tax deadline

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MARCH 14, 2012 6:00PM

Coach Crash


First words I heard ... this morning ... 0400 ... BBC.

 

Children gone ... children hurt ... adults gone ... as well.

 

Once ... for a while ... this was my life ...

 

This morning as I hear the words ... these words ... every part

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