POETRY PEACE VIGIL
It is the duty of every poet to speak fearlessly and clearly.
“It is the duty of every poet to speak fearlessly and clearly.”
I Was the Earth
Amman, December 2006
I was the Earth:
I was sister to the Earth
These children who sprang from me
In Baghdad, when wintry war descended,
Even before the Askirya Shrine shattered,
Below the frozen surface I tunneled,
from Battlefield without Borders, Iraq Poems by David Smith-Ferri (Foreword by Kathy Kelly)
This book is being sold to raise funds for the Direct Aid Initiative, which provides urgent medical assistance to some of the 2.25 million Iraqis who’ve fled their country and now live in Amman, Jordan or Damascus, Syria. To read additional poems, learn more about David’s experiences in Iraq and Jordan, or purchase the book ($12 of the $14 purchase price is used to support the Direct Aid Initiative) visit www.battlefieldwithoutborders.org.