Saturday, May 1, 2010

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

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

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.

Pity the nation that acclaims
the bull as hero,

and that deems the glittering conqueror

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

Pity the nation whose sages
are dumb with years

and whose strong men
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Gibran Khalil Gibran
The garden of the Prophet (1934)

Raja has just added the relevant photos !
(Hoping that "cousin" Gibran shall not mind.)

First of May 2010
Labour´s Day !!