fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Palestinian Prisoners Day in Nablus, occupied West Bank of Palestine, April 17, 2013.

Photos by Bilal PANA

spacettf:

Comet C/2011 L4 Panstarrs and the Andromeda Galaxy - April 4, 2013 by Joseph Brimacombe on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Taken from New Mexico Skies at 11h 42m UT using an FSQ 10.6-cm and STL11K camera. 1 x 5 min; unbinned; scale 3.5 asec/px

middleeasternpoetry:

I am your lover, come to my side. I will open the gate to your love. Come settle with me, let us be neighbors to the stars. You have been hiding so long, endlessly drifting in the sea of my love. Even so, you have always been connected to me. – Rumi

middleeasternpoetry:

This sky where we live is no place to lose your wings so love, love, love. - Hafez

middleeasternpoetry:

Much have I labored, much read o’er of Arabic and Persian lore, collecting tales unknown and known; now two and sixty years are flown. Regret, and deeper woe of sin, ’tis all that youth has ended in! And I with mournful thoughts rehearse Bu Táhir Khusrawáni’s verse: “I mind me of my youth and sigh, alas for youth, for youth gone by!” - Ferdowsi 

middleeasternpoetry:

Never linger too long with the ignorant, throw stones at their talk. Walk only with the lovers; the mirror of the soul gets rusty when dipped in muddy water. - Rumi

middleeasternpoetry:

Once a beloved asked her lover, “Friend, you have seen many places in the world! Now - which of all these cities was the best?” He said, “The city where my sweetheart lives!” - Rumi

middleeasternpoetry:

Why does a date-palm lose its leaves in autumn? Why does every beautiful face grow in old age; wrinkled like the back of a Libyan lizard? Why does a full head of hair get bald? Why is the tall, straight figure that divided the ranks like a spear now bent almost double? Why is it that the lion’s strength weakens to nothing? The wrestler who could hold anyone down is led out with two people supporting him; their shoulders under his arms! God answers, “They put on borrowed robes and pretended they were theirs. I take the beautiful clothes back, so that you will learn the robe of appearance is only a loan.” - Rumi 

middleeasternpoetry:

Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of moon. - Rumi 

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