gaza raza tabula rasa
the girl with a red hijab and handcuffs
that is her name
relate in the book the story of Maryam
god who made her pure had chosen
but the chosen people said
O Maryam you have done an awful thing
she smiles and sits and puts your heart at ease
ZAYNAB bloodied battered on her knees
dont you know
the girl…hijab “Meisje met de parel” (Girl with a Pearl Earring) by Johannes Vermeer, 1665. maryam al-Afifi, arrested in Sheikh Jarrah by Israeli police on Saturday 8 May 2021. relate…Maryam The Virgin Mary from the Qur’an 19:16. god who made…chosen The Qur’an 3:42. O Maryam…thing The Qur’an 19:27. she smiles…heart at ease The Qur’an 19:26. ZAYNAB bint Ali, the heroine of the Battle of KARBALA (10 October 680 CE).
Back to Poetry.