the seeds

haka-collage

a collage of the Christchurch community’s memorial for the 15 Mar. 2019 Al-Noor Mosque shooting victims, images lifted from various internet photos and videos

the seeds

the world is shrinking as we shake
from all the swelling and the aches
the hours are shorter, distances near
for all the borders we hold dear,
and as the world shrinks and squeezes us in
its membranes wrapped over our skins
we grasp for the haka of souls and spirits
to break through the sheaths, to let us breathe.

–  © said sadain 2019

Related links: 

“…hate will be undone, and love will redeem us.”
‘Broken-hearted but not broken’: Al Noor imam’s Christchurch speech in full     

New Zealand students honor shooting victims with haka dances

Haka – History

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7 Responses to the seeds

  1. msjadeli says:

    powerful poetry and videos. haka evokes big energy

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  3. Eloquently expressed, Said, the feeling of suffocation. I am still reeling from this nightmarish tragedy, it hangs like a dark cloud over the future.

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    • Thank you, Steve. Indeed. For me, it does not help that dark, gray clouds have remained over Jeddah most mornings for about 6 months now. Some days, it would rain, usually lightly, but sometimes, heavily, flooding some streets. For such a long time, it used to be only dry season around here, with at most less than a half day of rain in a year. Jeddah now has a wet season since Sept. last year, with the dry season probably just starting to set in. Sullen days, but hopefully, a time for seeding as well.

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