Tag: Nazik Al-Malaika

August 23rd Birthday Love: Nazik Al-Malaika

Elegy for a Woman of No Importance (or, images from a Baghdad alleyway) She died, but no lips shook, no cheeks turned whiteno doors heard her death tale told and retold,no blinds were raised for small eyes to beholdthe casket as it disappeared from sight.Only a beggar in the street, consumedby hunger, heard the echo …

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