All rocket fire should be condemned, whether it be by Hamas or Israel, that much I know is true.
United Nations officials described the killing of sleeping children as a disgrace to the world and accused Israel of a serious violation of international law after a school in Gaza being used to shelter Palestinian families was shelled on Wednesday.
I Am Offering this PoemI am offering this poem to you,since I have nothing else to give.Keep it like a warm coatwhen winter comes to cover you,or like a pair of thick socksthe cold cannot bite through,I love you,I have nothing else to give you,so it is a pot full of yellow cornto warm your belly in winter,it is a scarf for your head, to wearover your hair, to tie up around your face,I love you,Keep it, treasure this as you wouldif you were lost, needing direction,in the wilderness life becomes when mature;and in the corner of your drawer,tucked away like a cabin or hoganin dense trees, come knocking,and I will answer, give you directions,and let you warm yourself by this fire,rest by this fire, and make you feel safeI love you,It’s all I have to give,and all anyone needs to live,and to go on living inside,when the world outsideno longer cares if you live or die;remember,I love you.Jimmy Santiago Baca, “I Am Offering this Poem” from Immigrants in Our Own Land and Selected Early Poems.
Hoarfrost, Camille Pissarro, oil on canvas, 65 x 93 cm, 1873
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