2/11/2011

Egypt

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Egypt

***** Location: North Africa
***** Season: Topic
***** Category: Earth


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Egypt February 11, 2011

Egypt, the most populous country in the Arab world, erupted in mass protests in January 2011, as the revolution in Tunisia seemed to inflame decades worth of smoldering grievances against the heavy-handed rule of President Hosni Mubarak.

After 18 days of angry protests, Mr. Mubarak resigned and turned over all power to the military on Feb. 11, 2011, ending his 30 years of autocratic rule and bowing to a historic popular uprising that has transformed politics in Egypt and around the Arab world. The announcement, delivered during evening prayers in Cairo, set off a frenzy of celebration, with protesters shouting
“Egypt is free!”

The popular protest, peaceful and resilient despite numerous effort by Mr. Mubarak’s legendary security apparatus to suppress it, ultimately deposed an ally of the United States who has been instrumental in implementing American policy in the region for decades.
source : topics.nytimes.com


14 february this year is the Candle Night of the Birth of the Prophet
the night of power

. Night of Power, Lailatul Qadr / Lailat-Ul-Qadr


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Officially the Arab Republic of Egypt,
a country mainly in North Africa, with the Sinai Peninsula forming a land bridge in Southwest Asia. Egypt is thus a transcontinental country, and a major power in Africa, the Mediterranean region, the Middle East and the Islamic world. Covering an area of about 1,010,000 square kilometers (390,000 sq mi), Egypt is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south and Libya to the west.

Egypt is one of the most populous countries in Africa and the Middle East. The great majority of its estimated 79 million people live near the banks of the Nile River, in an area of about 40,000 square kilometers (15,000 sq mi), where the only arable land is found. The large areas of the Sahara Desert are sparsely inhabited. About half of Egypt's residents live in urban areas, with most spread across the densely populated centres of greater Cairo, Alexandria and other major cities in the Nile Delta.

Egypt is famous for its ancient civilization, with famous monuments such as the Giza pyramid complex and its Great Sphinx. Its ancient ruins, such as those of Memphis, Thebes, and Karnak and the Valley of the Kings outside Luxor, are a significant focus of archaeological study.
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ナイル川の金の睡蓮ひらきけり
Nairugawa no kin no suiren hirakikeri

the golden waterlilies
of the River Nile
are slowly opening


Ishihara Yatsuka 石原八束



Blue Nile Waterlily (Nymphaea caerulea)


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Worldwide use

Yemen

Arab Spring

The term that seems to have gained much currency across the Western world is “the Arab(ic) Spring.”
They refer to their own political actions in the almost universal term,
“Revolution”/At-thawra or At-thawrat/pl..
Yemenis use mostly the words such as the Arab “uprising” (Intifada), the Arab “awakening” (Sahwa).

quote
Drop the Orientalist term ‘Arab Spring’
A fascinating aspect of the current wave of citizen revolts that is toppling, challenging or reforming regimes across the Arab world is that people around the world use different terms to describe the phenomenon. The term that seems to have gained much currency across the Western world is “the Arab Spring.” I find this totally inappropriate, and have banished it from my own writing and speaking. I urge my fellow journalists to consider doing the same.
source : www.dailystar.com, August 17, 2011


Ilb flowers
going for life when
destiny obeys

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almond blossoms ...
carving out a place
for women


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strong winds swirl peddles
in the dry riverbed
marching rebels


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March drizzle
over thirsty roots
shedded tears


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climbing Jabbal Shu'ayb
the spring morning, the rebels
the fleas


* Jabbal Shu'ayb is the highest mountain in Yemen and I use it here as a symbol for forthcoming victory

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gun shots blossoming
both sides ask the same god
for support


Heike Gewi, March 2012


. WKD : YEMEN SAIJIKI .


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prayer of solidarity...

almond blossoms ...
carving out a place
for women
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almond blossoms ...
carving out a place
for us all

... mandorla ...
the almond shape
transfigured

sweet blossoms ~
carved upon our hearts
blood and scars


Elaine Andre



March across a year
on tahrir square
again sea of tears

prayers in Cairo
as year ago
same sounds

the pyramids
how many you saw
revolutions ?


Gennady Nov, Russia


Joys of Japan, March 2012

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HAIKU





On the day of the "Google Revolution"


spring in Egypt -
tears of anger and
tears of joy

Gabi Greve, February 11, 2011


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My haiku about Egypt, which were written one week ago

Egypt uprising
Seven Nation Army
on the radio

Tahrir Square
F-16s fly over a sea
of human heads


Chen-ou Liu
Canada


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bright nights
a blessed man contours
an army tank


Alan Summers, England

Weather in Egypt during February is like an English Spring.


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on facebook


I wonder what the Egyptians will call this day?

The Nile --
an old river flows past
a new nation!?

the solitude of sand shifts
with the cry of freedom

Dennis Chibi on facebook


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Egypt on the fly -
noises of protests
then cheers

lightsome sky
over at Tahrir Square
a blast


Angelo Ancheta, Philippines


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the recent events in Egypt---
makes words not suffice
just dance


Fred Masarani


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the view from the top
of the pyramid -
a big improvement


Garry Eaton


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Egypt . . .
its dark night
of rejoicing


Dina E. Cox, February 11, 2011


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winter's end
Egypt's darkest cloud
lifts away


Don Baird


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late spring . . .
the desert swallows
it's past


robert d. wilson



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Thank you Gabi san for your precious information.
I know well you have much concern about Egypt as in your Kigo database.
I can feel your enjoyment.
Wishing to share this feeling,
I post those news on Twitter to share unsere Freude mit der Welt Welt.
Dank schön!

http://twitter.com/#!/sakuo3903


Sakuo Nakamura
Happy Haiku Forum



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My own tears turned from sorrow to happiness!
Such an ancient and venerable people deserve so much more than they have endured. They deserve true freedom, and much joy!

LR


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spring morning -
people wake up to freedom
in Egypt


I was so happy to hear the news! There is no limit to what peace and love can achieve.

Pia, Ireland


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bright nights
a blessed man contours
an army tank


Alan Summers
Kigo Hotline


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Tahrir Square, Egypt ---
tahrir in Arabic means
liberation

Fred Masarani
http://hbfm.blogspot.com/


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The old pharaos
in their endless sleep
protected by protesters

shanna
http://hawaiian-poet-tree.blogspot.com/




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once again
the cry of "let my people go"
is honored


Mary Lee McClure, USA


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I, a girl,
am going down to Tahrir Square:

Asmaa Mahfouz


Chen-ou Liu


An Egyptian activist and one of the founders of the April 6 Youth Movement.
. WKD : Asmaa Mahfouz  


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- - - - - January 26, 2012

My Dear Fellow Haiku Poets:

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Egyptian revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak from power. Rather than celebrating this great day, the Egyptian youth are taking to the streets once again to protest the military's abuse of power.

Here is my haiku for these courageous young people:

Tahrir Square at dusk
"Down with military rule!"
a girl raises her arm


Chen-ou Liu
Kigo Hotline



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In the arteries
the pressure rises
- the nights of Cairo.


Patrick Fetu, France


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Eygpt bloodshed
Thirst and hunger
High in spirituality

Bloodshed
Eygpt in choas
Red on asphalt



In Ramses Square
Children crying
Haiku written with blood



Mokhtar Sah Malik - Haiku Culture Magazine 2013


- Ramses Square, Cairo


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for 3,800 years
it stays still there -
Giza pyramid


- Shared by Gennady Nov -
Haiku Culture Magazine, 2013



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Related words

***** Nefertiti - Nofretete
and
The Pyramids of Egypt
and
Oum Kalthoum / Umm Kulthum, the singer


***** Khamsin wind Egypt, North Africa


***** moroheiya モロヘイヤ Moroheya, Jew's marrow
Once a king of Egypt became ill and recovered when eating this vegetable soup. So it was named "for the King only". Cleopatra also liked to eat it.



***** 14 february 2011 is the Candle Night of the Birth of the Prophet
the night of power
. Night of Power, Lailatul Qadr / Lailat-Ul-Qadr


***** Bahrain, February 2011

***** Egypt, February 2011

***** Libya, February 2011




. WKD : AFRICA SAIJIKI  

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5 comments:

Beki said...

Egypt-
after the long night
breath of freedom

Diane Mayr said...

I posted this as a haiga on my blog:

chants of protesters
in Cairo the writing
on the wall

Heike Gewi said...

"We are still not done yet!" says my neighbour and I keep it in memory one year after it all started ans one week after the "free elections" (seriously? free?). Even I wonder:

1001 ... nights
in the streets
countless people


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spring haziness
ballot papers settle
up with dusty men


The last haiku is text to a haiga, where I draw a veiled woman. Spring mist, spring haze, spring haziness - like I wrote, nothing is clear yet!!!

Good luck to the brave people in Yemen.

Gabi Greve - WKD said...

Egypt -
surrounded with sand
pyramids

- Shared by Gennady Nov -

Gabi Greve - facebook said...

little flower
love of Gaza
waiting for blood

Mokhtar Sah Malik