If you were a mother living in Gaza or Ashkelon…
Biography of Majid Naficy: Majid Naficy, the author of more than 20 books in Persian, fled Iran in 1983, a year and a half after the execution of his wife, Ezzat, in Evin prison. He has published two collections of poetry Muddy Shoes (Beyond Baroque Books 1999) and Father and Son (Red Hen Press 2003) as well as his doctoral dissertation Modernism and Ideology in Persian Literature (University Press of America 1997) in English. You may read his poem “My Neighbor Goes to the Zoo” at http://www.iranian.com/main/2009/sep/my-neighbor-goes-zoo.
Thanks for the prompt advice Majid! Will see you on Christmas, Andrew
I love this poem and many others of Majid. He is one of those vital people who manages to create beauty and hope out of pain and destruction.
Where is your writing tip, Man?