PLUS C’EST LA MÊME CHOSE AGADIR

The founder of 10o Thousand Poets for Change, Michael Rothenberg, offers us this lovely Moroccan lyric!

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 Photo credits: Alice Sieve

PLUS C’EST LA MÊME CHOSE AGADIR”

Simmering tagine
Eel and peppers

Braying donkeys and alley cats
Doves gathered at the gates of the souk

Amber resin beads and lapis lazuli
The saffron glow of Moroccan leather

No, I haven’t heard the muezzin
Call us to our knees

But there’s a snake charmer to charm us
And a poet to take us wherever we want to go

And what about change? I ask.
There must be change!

“Do not worry about change,” Habib says.
“Change will take care of itself.”

May 4, 2014

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