Saturday, May 1, 2010

Pity the Nation..........(with added photos)

http://www.pureinsideout.com/image-files/gibran-potrait.jpg

Pity The Nation.
Pity the nation that is full of beliefs
and empty of religion.

http://www.forze-libanesi.com/images/Samir_Saad__Walid.jpg






Pity the nation that wears a cloth
it does not weave,

eats a bread it does not harvest,
and drinks a wine that flows
not from its own wine-press.


http://blog.luxuryproperty.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/atlantis-exterior.jpg






Pity the nation that acclaims
the bull as hero,

and that deems the glittering conqueror
bountiful.

http://tmideast.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/040709-0724-mubarakinvi12.jpg





Pity the nation whose statesman is a fox,
whose philosopher is a juggler,
and whose art is the art
of patching and mimicking.

http://www.jewishjournal.com/images/photos/jordan.king.abdullah.jpg









Pity the nation whose sages
are dumb with years

and whose strong men
are yet in the cradle.

http://static.newworldencyclopedia.org/thumb/f/f8/Begin,_Carter_and_Sadat_at_Camp_David_1978.jpg/300px-Begin,_Carter_and_Sadat_at_Camp_David_1978.jpg




Gibran Khalil Gibran
The garden of the Prophet (1934)





Raja has just added the relevant photos !
(Hoping that "cousin" Gibran shall not mind.)
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_uZTNVdbG1YE/SiZLmqo5XXI/AAAAAAAADDU/BQfaqQTtCO8/s200/Raja+Sherlock.jpg


First of May 2010
Labour´s Day !!

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