The sweet girl and I have been journeying through Jordan on our geography Mondays. Today we were reading from The Space Between Our Footsteps, a collection of poems and paintings from the Middle East collected by Naomi Shihab Nye.
Some lovely poems in translation here, with some especially beautiful metaphors. I really liked this one:
Poetry is a river
And solitude a bridge.
We cross it,
~Kaissar Afif (translated by Mansour Ajami)