John William Godward,Mischief and Repose (detail)1895.
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Nizar Qabbani’s letter in reply to Iraqi poet Kareem Al Iraqi كريم العراقي after listening to Mawal al Ghurba موال الغربة for the first time and asking Kareem to send him a copy of it in his handwriting. Qabbani was extremely moved by it, especially that it reminded him of his late Iraqi wife Balqis. The letter by itself is poetry, but here is an excerpt of Kareem’s موال الغربة:
يادنيا إنتي الحرمتيني من أهلي
سكنت الغرب من غصباً عليّ
ادگ يا باب واسال من عليكم؟
ضعف صبري وزماني خان بيه
صدري مخنوق صوتي مبحوح
دفنتوني بغرب وتعالج الروح
حتي لو اضعف شسوي
الارض مو ارضي
الناس مو ناسي الجو مو جوي
يصير اذل نفسي واشكي لعدوي امري
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Two childhood friends unexpectedly reunite on opposite sides of a demonstration in 1972.
What a great photograph.
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If I had to choose one frame that captured their relationship, this would be a top contender.