Saturday, June 5, 2010

Poem: Amman

Standing with friends

on an eveninghill

the cool rising in Amman

60 kilometres from Jerusalem as the crow flies

50 kilometres from Ramallah, from the Dead

scents of the terrace d

farm, fresh sage and thyme, apricot,

pear, plum and


as the crowflies

the forbidden sky


cars drive on forbidden

above a maze of little roads and check

will take an