Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Monsif Beroual writes


Woke up this morning
With the voice's whispers in my ears
Led me to that mirror
I saw humans
Brothers and sisters
I saw the wars everywhere
I saw the strong eating the weak
I saw friend betrays his friends
And I saw racism still stand tall between us
Terrorists menacing everywhere
Where is the bright future for us?
I'm not the messenger
I'm not an angel
I'm not perfect
I'm just a human who feels the taste of defeat
Tries to change the situation through that faint voice
I look like a blind who walks in daylight
Policy made us enemies
And we forgot
We are from one race
Humans, brothers and sisters
I wonder where did the white dove go!
Image result for missing dove paintings
Earth Is a Planet with One Piece Missing -- Alexandra Nechita

1 comment:

  1. Doves had long been associated with love, sexuality, and war, beginning with their association with Inanna in the 3rd millennium BCE and continuing to Greek and Roman practices. In the Sumerian epic of Gilgamesh, after the great deluge Utnapishtim released a dove to find land, but it circled and returned, and then sent forth a raven, which did not return, and Utnapishtim concluded that it had found land. In the "Book of Genesis" the order was reversed: Noah sent out a raven, which did not return, and then send out a dove twice, and the 2nd time it returned with an olive branch. Eirene, the Greek goddess of peace, was portrayed with an alive branch, an association that the Roman goddess Pax retained. The authors of the Gospels all described the Holy Spirit descending on Jesus in the form of a dove, and in the 18th century Eliyahu ben Shlomo Zalman (the Vilna Gaon), in hiscommentary on Jonah, also explicitly declared that the dove is a symbol of the human soul, but the Jews did not link the bird with the idea of peace. That was the work of the early Christians, who suggested that the flood prefigured baptism because it brought salvation through water, appropriated the Noachian imagery for their own purposes and combined it with the Gospel accounts. The act of baptism was portrayed as being accompanied by a dove holding an olive branch in its beak. In Roma they incorporated both images into their funerary art and often joined them with the word "Peace." At 1st it represented the peace of the soul rather than civil peace, but from the 3rd century it began to appear in depictions of Biblical conflict such as the stories of Daniel in the lion's den, the 3 young men in the furnace, and Susannah and the Elders. By the 5th century St. Augustine of Hippo, in "On Christian Doctrine," wrote that "perpetual peace is indicated by the olive branch which the dove brought with it when it returned to the ark." As Europe became more secular, much Christian symbology was retained; for example, in the 15th century Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli's Dieci di Balia (The Ten of Liberty and Peace), used a dobe and olive branch as its seal. The Society for the Promotion of Permanent and Universal Peace, formed by the Quakers in 1816, employed the twin symbols of dove and olive branch. By the mid-century the dove became prominently used by Communists, especially after the World Peace Council adopted Pablo Picasso's "La Colombe" (The Dove) as its emblem in 1952.


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