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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A Haiku for the Courageous Egyptian Youth

My Dear Fellow Poets/Friends:

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Egyptian revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak from power. But, rather than celebrating this great day, the Egyptian youth are taking to the streets once again to protest the military's abuse of power.

Here is my haiku for these courageous young people:

Tahrir Square at dusk
"Down with military rule!"
a girl raises her arm

Published on World Kigo Database (Egypt)