Thursday, February 17, 2011

NICE TRY, YOUR MAJESTY


Apparently, the King of Bahrain recently attempted  to squash protest in his domain by giving each family  among his subjects $2,650.  

I don't think it worked. Bahrain, which hosts a fleet of the U.S. Navy seen as as safeguard against Iran, has been rocked with demonstrations.  Maybe the marginalized Shia majority in that nation used some of that money to purchase a book of poems by the 14th-Century Persian poet Hafiz.  Here, in honor of all holy protest and discontent, is  a poem by Hafiz.  It could have burst out of the heart of the late 20th century.   

DAMN THIRSTY

First
The fish needs to say,

"Something ain't right about this
Camel ride--

And I'm
Feeling so damn
Thirsty."

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