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Monday, 12 October 2015

What is the value of a stone? / Erich Fried: Ertrag

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Relatives of Uygar Coskun, who was killed the previous day in a twin blast in Ankara, mourn over his coffin during a funeral ceremony in Ankara, Turkey, 12 October 2015. Mourners anxiously began to gather to commemorate the 95 people killed in twin blasts the previous day at a pro-Kurdish peace rally, the worst attack in Turkey's modern history. No group claimed responsibility for the attack, which came three weeks before snap general elections set for 01 November and the G20 heads-of-government summit later next month, raising security concerns.

Relatives of Uygar Coskun, who was killed in a twin blast in Ankara, mourn over his coffin during a funeral ceremony in Ankara, Turkey, on Monday. Mourners anxiously began to gather to commemorate the 95 people killed in twin blasts the previous day at a pro-Kurdish peace rally, the worst attack in Turkey’s modern history: photo by Sedat Suna/EPA, 12 October 2015


earn and bear

to collect hope
out of solvable problems
out of possibilities
out of everything
which promises something

to reserve
the powers
for that
which really
should be done

that way grows
quiet
the stock
of unspent
despair




Relatives mourn near the grave of a victim of the #AnkaraBombing during funeral in Istanbul. #AFP @Kilicbil: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 12 October 2015
 
Ertrag

Hoffnung sammeln
aus lösbaren Problemen
aus Möglichkeiten
aus allem
was etwas verspricht

Die Kräfte
sparen
für das
was wirklich
zu tun ist

So wächst
im stillen
der Vorrat
an unverbrauchter
Verzweiflung

Erich Fried (1921-1988): Ertrag (Earn and Bear), from Anfechtungen (Contentions), 1967; English version by Inga Janzens
 

Palestinian protestors take cover during clashes with Israeli security forces near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, just north of the West Bank city of Ramallah, on October 12, 2015. Palestinian foreign minister Riad al-Malki accused Israel of seeking to spark "a third intifada", as violence again flared in Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Palestinian protesters take cover during clashes with Israeli security forces near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, just north of the West Bank city of Ramallah, on Monday: photo by Abbas Momani/AFP, 12 October 2015

What is the value of a stone?

Life on the rubble Aleppo
: image via baraa al halabi @baraaalhalabi, 11 October 2015
 

Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces in Al-Bireh #Palestine: image via Aiman @AimanofArabia, 11 October 2015


She knows that this stone worths a lotỊỊ this picture from clashing today in #Nablus #SaveAlAqsa: image via MasterShake @Moeedi, 12 October 2015


She knows that this stone worths a lotỊỊ this picture from clashing today in #Nablus #SaveAlAqsa: image via MasterShake @Moeedi, 12 October 2015 

Israeli forces shot and injured at least 50 during clashes at a protest in #Nablus today. Photo by @AhmadTalatH: image via Sheren Khalel @SherenK, 11 October 2015

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Palestinians helping a protester who was shot by Israeli forces in #Nablus today. (photo/ @AhmadTalatH): image via Sheren Khalel @SherenK, 12 October 2015

Youth throws a Molotov at Israeli military jeep today in el-Bireh #Ramallah #WestBank #Palestine (photo/@samnazzal)
: image via Sheren Khalel @SherenK, 12 October 2015


From AlBirah RIGHT NOW. #IntifadaAlAqsa #FreePalestine: image via Abbas Sarsour @iFalasteen, 12 October 2015


Clashes between Palestinians & Israeli forces in Al-Bireh #Palestine: image via Aiman @AimanofArabia, 11 October 2015


Girls and boys together are fighting one Israeli occupation. Picture from clashing in #Nablus today #SaveAlAqsa
: image via Razan Tobasi / Nablus @Razan_Tobasi, 12 October 2015



Girls and boys together are fighting one Israeli occupation. Picture from clashing in #Nablus today #SaveAlAqsa
: image via Razan Tobasi / Nablus @Razan_Tobasi, 12 October 2015



Girls and boys together are fighting one Israeli occupation. Picture from clashing in #Nablus today #SaveAlAqsa
: image via Razan Tobasi / Nablus @Razan_Tobasi, 12 October 2015



From the clashes in Nablus today #IntifadaAlAqsa #FreePalestine: image via Abbas Sarsour @iFalasteen, 12 October 2015

#IntifadaAlAqsa #FreePalestine  From today in AlQuds: image via Abbas Sarsour @iFalasteen, 12 October 2015


Clashes between Palestinians an; Israeli forces in Al-Bireh #Palestine: image via Aiman @AimanofArabia, 11 October 2015 


Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces in Al-Bireh #Palestine: image via Aiman @AimanofArabia, 11 October 2015


From AlQuds today, taking down the apartheid wall.  #FreePalestine #IntifadaAlAqsa: image via Abbas Sarsour @iFalasteen, 12 October 2015 


From the clashes in Nablus today #IntifadaAlAqsa #FreePalestine: image via Abbas Sarsour @iFalasteen, 12 October 2015

TODAY: Hysterical settler claims 15 year old Marah attempted to stab him, 10 Israelis shoot her on scene!  #Palestine: image via Abbas Sarsour @iFalasteen, 12 October 2015 


13 year old Ahmad Manasra was shot by an Israeli settler and left to bleed to death. #Palestine: image via Aiman @AimanofArabia, 11 October 2015


13 year old Ahmad Manasra was shot by an Israeli settler and left to bleed to death. #Palestine: image via Aiman @AimanofArabia, 11 October 2015

Friends of 13 year old Ahmad Sharakeh react to the news of his death. This picture says it all. (Photo: IssamRimawi)
: image via Aiman @AimanofArabia, 11 October 2015 

 
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces shot dead a 13-year-old boy during clashes south of al-Bireh in Ramallah district, medics said. The child, identified as 13-year-old Ahmad Sharaka, was shot in the neck with a live round, medics said. He was rushed to the Palestinian Medical Complex in Ramallah where doctors operated on him, before he succumbed to his wounds. Sharaka's death brings the total number of Palestinians killed to 24 since the beginning of October. He is also the third 13-year-old to be shot dead by Israeli forces in the same time period. Another Palestinian was shot in his leg with a live round during the protest in the al-Balu area of southern Bireh, while another was injured by a rubber-coated steel bullet.Two others reportedly suffered excessive tear gas inhalation at the protest. Israeli bulldozers have reportedly removed large objects in the area, in order to remove cover for Palestinian protesters. An Israeli army spokeswoman had no immediate comment. In clashes across the occupied Palestinian territory, the Palestinian Red Crescent counted at least 55 Palestinians shot and injured with live fire, and 77 injured by rubber-coated steel bullets.


--  Ma'an News Service, 11 October 2015



The 13 year martyr burial now. #IntifadaAlAqsa #Free #Palestine: image via Abbas Sarsour @iFalasteen, 12 October 2015 


Mourners gathered around the body of a Palestinian boy, Ahmed Sharaka, 13, who was killed by Israeli troops during clashes on Sunday: photo by Mohamad Torokman/Reuters, 12 October 2015


Israeli security forces guarded the body of a suspected attacker in the settlement of Pisgat Zeev in East Jerusalem, where two Israelis were stabbed: photo by Ahmad Gharabli/Agence France-Presse, 12 October 2015


Police in #Diyarbakir use tear gas and water cannon to disperse people (Reuters) #HelinSen: image via Federica Seneghini @fedesene, 12 October 2015


Relatives mourned near the grave of a victim of the bombings in Ankara, Turkey. At least 95 people were killed at a peace rally of pro-Kurdish activists in the capital on Saturday: photo by Bulent Kilic/Agence France-Presse, 12 October 2015

#Turkey explosions - At least 86 dead in #Ankara blasts by @AdemAltan #AFP: image via AFP Photo Department @AFPphoto, 10 October 2015

Who carried out the Ankara attacks? AFP looks at groups cited as possible suspects: image via Agence France-Presse @AFP, 11 October 2015

İşte bu insanların çocuklarını, eşlerini, kardeşlerini, dostlarini öldürdüler...: image via Yadigar Anli @yadigaranli, 12 October 2015


Relatives mourn near the grave of a victim of the #AnkaraBombing
during funeral in Istanbul. #AFP @Kilicbil: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 12 October 2015


Relatives mourn near the grave of a victim of the #AnkaraBombing during funeral in Istanbul. #AFP @Kilicbil: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 12 October 2015

Thousands rally in #Ankara as #Turkey mourns worst ever attack. @Kilicbil: image via Stéphane Arnaud @StephaneArnaud, 12 October 2015

Thousands rally in #Ankara as #Turkey mourns worst ever attack. @Kilicbil: image via Stéphane Arnaud @StephaneArnaud, 12 October 2015


 
A Turkish police officer questions a Kurdish boy about an attack on fellow officers that left one dead and another wounded. The attack occurred in Diyarbakir, Turkey, a predominantly Kurdish town, and came several days after violence that began with a suicide bombing that killed 32 along the Turkey-Syria border: photo by Bulent Kilic/Agence France-Presse, 23 July 2015

A Turkish police officer questions a Kurdish boy after one Turkish policeman was shot dead in Diyarbakir [photo Bulent Kilic]: image via AFP Photo Department @AFPphoto, 23 July 2015


Protests, clashes in Istanbul's Gazi district: photo by @ozzyozann: image via Agence France-Presse @ AFP, 26 July 2015


Protests, clashes in Istanbul's Gazi district: photo by @ozzyozann: image via Agence France-Presse @AFP, 26 July 2015

Turkey accused of shelling Kurdish-held village in Syria (protest in Istanbul: photo by @Kilicbil): image via Kaycee Nightfire @KcNightfire, 27 July 2015


Protests, clashes in Istanbul's Gazi district: photo by @Kilicbil: image via Agence France-Presse @AFP, 26 July 2015


Turkey: Istanbul police, protesters clash in flashpoint district. Photo @Kilicbil: image via Agence France-Presse @AFP, 26 July 2015


Protests, clashes in Istanbul's Gazi district: photo by @Kilicbil: image via Agence France-Presse @AFP, 26 July 2015

 Turkish President Says Can’t Continue Peace Talks with #Kurds #TwitterKurds #Turkey #PKK #HDP: image by Mewan DolamariHans Solo @thandojo, 28 July 2015

During clashes with riot police at a demonstration against the death of Gunay Ozarslan, in #Istanbul's Gazi, #Turkey
: image by Hans Solo @thandojo, 28 July 2015


 
Diyarbakir, Turkey. Boys play football in Dagkapi Square during a duststorm: photo by: Ilyas Akengin/AFP, 10 April 2015

5 comments:

Sandra said...

love the intensity of that poem !

Wooden Boy said...

The economy of hope is a fragile thing: the woman gathering stones in that wasted landscape.

billoo said...

Tom, I wonder if you saw these comments by the U.N. high Commissioner for Human Rights:

"One wonders what has happened to Europe. Why is there so much amnesia? Why don’t they properly distill from their experience that they’ve been down this road before and it’s a very unhappy road if you continue to follow it.”

Bandasea said...

the unending eviceration-- the thrashing organ grinders of people-- witnesses all in these blown open doors--

"Despite the discrepancy (an ocean courage age)
this is also true: if I have any taste
it is only because I have interested myself
in what was slain in the sun

I pose you your question:

shall you uncover honey / where maggots are?

I hunt among stones"

--Olson

TC said...

And still one wonders: what crawls out from under those overturned stones, at the end of that wasted road?