Thursday, October 20, 2016

Irsa Ruçi writes


I can swear I’ve never seen
The tiring mornings
How they ensoul in foolish barefootness
I swear for every line and letter
That I wrote deliriously
To escape this reality
Without an identity.

While the smell of coffee
Collapses the walls of this town
In complete nakedness
While my grandma grinds in her mill
The past; there where regrets lay
With losses
And I go on drinking the venom of time
In slow growth.

I swear I have been busy
Studying constellations
While everyday
We lost our dreams – like kids their toys,
With ribs taken from our body
They build the cage of our freedom…

… But I see every day the patched scars
That this place hides
…and this hurts me!

 Image result for adam's rib painting
 From Adams Rib -- Stephanie Moore

1 comment:

  1. Genesis 2:18–24 is the account of how God created the first woman by removing a rib from the first man, although he had been made from the dust of the ground. The male and female animals had also apparently been created separately. One theological interpretation of this is that God intended to show that they were two halves of a relationship. She was formed as part of the initial man in order to be his “suitable helper,” “help meet,” or “companion who corresponded,” depending on which English translation one prefers of the Hebrew "azer k'negdo," which in the Bible always refers to powerful, extensive aid, usually armed support or divine intervention. "K'negdo" is not merely "appropriate” but also “opposite or contrasting.” This is a kind of yin/yang duality, implying that the two beings were designed to fit together, with the strengths of each compensated for by the weaknesses of the other. In addition, the Hebrew word "tsela" is "side," not "rib." (The only other instance of "rib" is in Daniel 7:5, as the translation of a different word.) If Eve was not just a rib but actually half of Adam; after all, Adam declared that Eve was the “bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh.”

    Both Jewish and Christian traditions also maintain that Eve was created from Adam’s rib, although in a literal translation of the Jewish tradition, rib is sometimes referred to as side.

    In Islam also, the basic account is preserved. “And God said: ‘O Mankind! Be dutiful to your Lord, Who created you from a single person and from Him He created his wife, and from them both He created many men and women’” (Quran 4:1). In the 9th century, Muhammad al-Bukhari collected over 7500 hadith (accounts associated with Muhammad)in 97 books: the "Sahih al-Bukhari" claims that
    Eve was created from Adam's shortest left rib and later was clothed with flesh. Therefore, Muhammed addressed his followers, "I advise you to be gentle with women, for they are created from a rib, and the most crooked portion of the rib is its upper part. If you try to straighten it, it will break, and if you leave it, it will remain crooked."


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