Tuesday, December 11, 2012

News at Eleven: A New York Times story on the growing violence

in Damascus, Syria's capital and long a center of culture and history in the Middle East, ends with a nod to a poem about life in that city. "Damascus, What Are You Doing to Me?" is by the Syrian poet Nizar Qabbani, who died in 1998, long before the rebels began advancing on his hometown, a place that would probably feel very different to him today. Here are three of my favorite of the poem's 14 numbered sections.

from The Washington Post: A poem for Damascus


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