The article presents several poems by Lisa Suhair Majaj.

  • "Country." First Line: Here there are cypress trees; Last Line: my world!
  • "Practicing Loving Kindness." First Line: Bless the maniac; Last Line: bearing small flames of words.
  • "Peace." First Line: Peace is two children walking toward each other from; Last Line: language.
  • "No." First Line: There's no poetry in it, Last Line: to have nothing in its hands but dignity.
  • "Night Sky." First Line: I line the candles up in my window: Last Line: Baghdad is not so far.
  • "Living History." First Line: It's true, whatever we do or don't do may come to haunt us. Last Line: age after age, to light our small human night.
  • "Cyclones and Seeds." First Line: Headlines declare retaliations; Last Line: winged seeds upon the storm.

Included in

Poetry Commons



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.