Zaghareet – Efemeral

Zaghareet – Efemeral

“Hurriya,
salaam,
wa ‘adala”*
was carried
on every tongue

Moses’ sister
went out and
into the crowds
brought her brother home alive

don’t you know?
when women
zaghrit** revolution
they have already seen
rebirth“

* Hurriya, salaam, wa ‘adala: freedom, peace and justice
** Zaghareet/ zaghrit: ululations/ ululate

from Zaghareet
– Efemeral
in A KALEIDOSCOPE OF STORIES
Muslim Voices in Contemporary Poetry

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