Thursday, September 24, 2009

Another one of the people's times and RUMI'S voice

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Zelaya's return to Honduras met with force

Ousted president makes surprise return to the capital, coup government responds with vicious crackdown

Eighty-six days after he was summarily kidnapped and forced out of the country by the military, and on his third attempt to return, ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya appeared at the Brazilian embassy in the capital city of Tegucigalpa on Monday morning. Hondurans flooded into the streets to support his return, to which the coup regime responded by instituting a curfew. When thousands of Hondurans refused to adhere to return to their homes, the regime resorted to brute force.

Produced by Jesse Freeston.

A piece of poetry by Rumi: 

get up! do not sleep! we have come close.
we have already heard the dog and the rooster
of that neighborhood.
by god they were signs from the village of the beloved:
all the flowers that we grazed on.
get up! do not sleep! it is daytime.
the morning star has risen and we see the footprints.
it was night and the whole caravan
was locked up in a Caravanserai;
get up! for we have rid ourselves of the dark and of the prison.

1 Earthling’s comments:

aria said...

Thanks for sharing that Rumi verse. Beautiful.

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