Friday, 27 September 2013

'The News Reader'
Photo:- Llse Bing,
Paris 1947

later that night
I held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole
world
and whispered
where does it hurt?

it answered
everywhere
everywhere
everywhere.

-Warsan Shire-

In memory of those killed in Kenya and Pakistan this week.

9 comments:

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

I would have said that there aren't any words to sum up those awful atrocities but they are perfect Jane. XXXX

Marsha Splenderosa said...

I think you actually heard this.
How truly sad.
much love, Jane...

June said...

Dearest Jane, this is what I have been thinking of so much lately. How so many of the people of the world are hurting and it seems no end in sight for so many. Sometimes it's almost too much to bear isn't it?

How I wish I could pop over for a good chat with you my dear. How wonderful that would be!
sending love...

Teresa Evangeline said...

Oh, Jane, this is so beautiful and sad. I love what that poem tells us in such few words. I'm glad you posted it, and the image is perfect. I'm going to look up this writer. Thank you.

WOL said...

There's just so much violence and brutality in the world that it's gotten to the point where I've just stopped watching the news. I don't mean to sound insensitive because, yes, I deplore the violence and, yes, I feel sorry for the victims and their families, but there are so many of them and it keeps on happening, day after day, and my life is already so stressful I just have to say, that's it. I can't do this anymore. I have to concentrate on family and friends, and the right here, right now, and that takes all the emotional energy I have.

Ruthie Redden said...

Dear Jane, what words. They speak volumes, my heart weeps for our world and its people.

Sending hugs and sorry i haven't popped over for such an age x x

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Thank you very much everyone, sorry not to be around as much not been that great. But I really appreciate your visits!
Thank you my friends xxxx

love Jane

Ann Nichols said...

So glad to visit with you again! You always post the most amazing thoughts.
Yes, so many are hurting in this great big world of ours...so many. This is a beautiful tribute to these dear people.
Blessings,
Ann

Mady Dooijes said...

Beautiful and sad at the same time…. I love this one of Warsan Shire… Hope you are well. Mady