Dec 14 – “We need your humor, O highly praised One”

Monday, December 14

Last August, Professor Fatemeh Keshavarz, poet and scholar, sent this poem to UDM’s “work day in a hard time” poetry list.  We posted it last August 14.  This morning the language of the poem feels just right given the overheated angry language skidding about in the public forum after the San Bernardino shootings.  Fatemeh tells me that “O Highly Praised One” is the translation of “Mohammad.”  Fatemeh wrote these words as a way to “smuggle some more of your laughter into this poem”  .  .  .  .  “We need your humor, O highly praised One.”  

Blessings on your work week.

john sj

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