taking place in Tunis,26-30.03.2013.
The beautiful lines from a beautiful mind,
by the joung legendery Tunisian poet Abu Al-Qasim Al-Shabbi (1909-1934) republished here on the occasion of the World Social Forum 2013!
by Gaelle Raphael/translation
Abu Al-Qasim Al-Shabbi
If, one day, the people wills to live
Then fate must obey
Darkness must dissipate
And must the chain give way
And he who is not embraced by life’s longing
Evaporates into its air and fades away
Woe to one whom life does not rip
from the slap of victorious nothingness
Thus told me the beings
And thus spoke their hidden spirit.
The wind murmured between the cracks
Over the mountains and under trees:
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