Jain Art. Berkeley Art Museum. 16th-18th century.
Yantra of Panacanguli. Kalpa Sutra. 1472.
Palestinian girl Ansam (C) says goodbye to her little brother Sameh Junaid, killed in an Israeli cannon shot within the ‘Operation Protective Edge’ killed at least 1363 people, including 315 children, 166 women and 58 elderly people, and injured 7680 others since July 7, in the morning of Eid al-Fitr at Jabalia Refugee Camp as he was playing in the garden of his house on July 28, 2014 in Gaza City, Gaza.
(Photo by Ali Hasan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Chorus: Gloria Patri
Performed by an all female choir.
I walk in a borrowed self,
a drift of mist
left from a smoking lake.
Even when I sit still as a dead wind,
the sun still eats me.
My skin turns back to sea-foam
peeling away from a loaned skin.
With luck the melt is slow,
the thinning of a stone
or the thinning of love
to its weary core:
that hoard guarded
as if the last few seeds.
Zona Teti, “Joan Outside,” Mississippi Review (vol. 19, no. 3, 1991)