A Snapshot at the Fountain.

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Kali Manitou said…
What lovely sharing of emotional reflections, it attracts empathy and admiration.
LAyLa, shukran walla.
let it flow....let it flow.
reception is a delight!
Anonymous said…
But the fountain was not dry yet...don't you find that symbolic and "telling" too ? ;-)

Also, fountains don't just "happen" like rivers, they are man-made...they can always be repaired. another ;-)

Oh, I have re-read your post on "Temples" and the two faces of Mother...and...I remain of the same mind as before !!!

Iraq is only worth fighting for as the head of the great united Arab body to-be.
In Herself, She is nothing but the maimed brainchild of Churchill and Gertrude Bell.

So if you meant to fight on, and fight for victory, you have no choice but...

"Beware of the Persians AND keep united" :-)
Anonymous said…
Simply intriguing, I am word less don’t know what to comment. Keep up the good work Layla and sharing your wonderful thoughts with us. Your each word is like the water from this fountain - healing the dry souls and keeping the torch of hope lit.

I am convinced that the ruined lands will be green again, the fountains will flow again and the winds will whistle again.

There is hope, just like that fountain even though the water is gushing out with less force but it’s flowing.
Anonymous said…
Layla don't fret s Saddam is alive and well and living in Israel.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1021307.html
Anonymous said…
That Igal Naor ham actor is a prick.

He complains about European-born Israelis ill-treating him as a child because of his Iraqi Jewish origins...but then, masochistic moron, why didn't you renounce Israeli citizenship and go back to your real homeland ???
bARABie said…
"Also, fountains don't just "happen" like rivers, they are man-made...they can always be repaired. another ;-)"

Sorry for you but not all fountains are man made and YES they do "just happen" thanks to Mother Nature.


Main Entry:
1foun·tain Listen to the pronunciation of 1fountain
Pronunciation:
\ˈfau̇n-tən\
Function:
noun
Etymology:
Middle English, from Anglo-French funtaine, fontaine, from Late Latin fontana, from Latin, feminine of fontanus of a spring, from font-, fons
Date:
14th century

1: the source from which something proceeds or is supplied2: a spring of water issuing from the earth3: an artificially produced jet of water ; also : the structure from which it rises4: a reservoir containing a liquid that can be drawn off as needed5: soda fountain 2
bARABie said…
"
Iraq is only worth fighting for as the head of the great united Arab body to-be.
In Herself, She is nothing but the maimed brainchild of Churchill and Gertrude Bell."

I have a feeling this might upset Layla but i totally agree with the above.
bARABie said…
Layla, i don't know how you managed not to say anything to those morons dressed in the safavid uniform.

I am forever arguing with people here because i can't control myself when they bark something about Islam or Arabs. They usually get a shock because they do not expect me to support Arabs nor Islam, which is the reason they say such things in front of me.
Anonymous said…
Love gushing your way Layla.
Simply beautiful.
Anonymous said…
Barabie,

Yes that's correct, "fountain" can also stand for "spring", but in this case the fountain Layla writes about seems more like one of those man-made structures found as an ornament in parks and gardens.

As for Iraq, I said nothing "upsetting". Iraq is nothing if separated from the Arab nation in the same way as a head is nothing if severed from the body it belongs to.

I know Layla will argue that "Iraq has already been separated from the Arab nation", to which I reply in advance: ARE YOU LEAVING THE LAST WORD TO THE PERSIANS ? ARE YOU ? EVERY IRAQI IS ALL IRAQ. AND EVERY IRAQI HAS THE POWER, DUTY AND INSUPPRESSIBLE NEED TO KEEP THE PANARAB BODY ALIVE THROUGH HIS/HER FAITH AND DEEDS. THE ALTERNATIVE IS THE NOTHINGNESS.

Regards.
bARABie said…
WOTW, It is no point the head fighting while the rest of the body is in a coma. It's just not possible.
Layla Anwar said…
Urungu,

Well, thank you very much.
Layla Anwar said…
whisper,

Your take on Iraqi history - Uruk is next to nil. Revise it.
Iraq is not the maimed brainchild of Gertrude Bell and Churchill.

Iraq has existed since the creation of civilization.

And you obviously don't know much about the "Mother" either.

Yalla, good luck.
Layla Anwar said…
Sindbad,

Thank you very much for a lovely comment. Water trickling is not water flowing, but it is water nonetheless.
Layla Anwar said…
whisper again,

Go and tell that to the Iraqis, those who sold it, not to me.
Layla Anwar said…
Barabie,

I shall not reply to your question, it should be self evident by now.
Layla Anwar said…
secret lover,

Thank you for whatever is gushing forth. I would like to ask you a question though - How long can one keep a secret ?
bARABie said…
"Iraq is not the maimed brainchild of Gertrude Bell and Churchill.

Iraq has existed since the creation of civilization. "

Layla, you yourself have stated that kuwait is the 19th Province of Iraq, which means Iraq is "maimed". I, for one, am not denying Iraq/Uruk has existed for thousands of years but her current form is the brainchild of churchill and she is maimed.
bARABie said…
"How long can one keep a secret ?"

Eternity, if one has the willpower.
Anonymous said…
Barabie,

The way you formulate and the wordings are quite "dangerous". And I shall tell you why, because that is PRECISELY the argument that the Zionists JEWS, the AMERICANS and the PERSIANS put forward - namely that Iraq is an artificial creation of British colonialism.

Think people, THINK!
bARABie said…
Layla, i think even Lebanon is an illegal entity created by the colonials to divide and conquer the Arabs.
It is not just Iraq but the WHOLE Arab world that has been created according to the colonials.

Syria has existed for thousands of years too but it too in it's current form is a creation of the zionists and colonials.

This is not about being an "artificial creation" because the people in these countries were there way before the current map of the Middle East was drawn.

Who created kuwait?
Which means the rest of Iraq is not the WHOLE historical Iraq/Uruk because she is missing a part (kuwait).
bARABie said…
The colonials didn't "create" Iraq as she already existed but they did create her current borders.

They are two different things Layla.
Anonymous said…
Barabie,

READ THIS- THE following is the kind of argument put forward by alternative websites and ARABS themselves

"Disputes between Iraq and Iran is historical, not border related, only like those between Serbians and Bosnians. Extending from Sumerian era to the modern history, in addition to the 10 centuries before Islam wherein Iraq was an Iranian province, it was captive again under Iranian power during the Safavid empire and until Ottomans conquest over Safavids, to capture Baghdad as late as the 17th century. While border disputes extended until the British power imposed itself, declaring the Kingdom of Iraq, after World War I in 1920, succeeded by crowning of Faisal ibn Al-Hussein as King of Iraq in 1921"

I heard the SAME arguments from Israelis who claim Babylon to be theirs and from Iranians who claim that Iraq is their province.

I repeat, the argument that you put forward alongside Whisper is DANGEROUS and SELF DEFEATING to say the least.

Let me remark that the author of this despicable piece of historical twisting is an Egyptian blooger, Dr Eyad Harfoush, published on American Chronicle.

And I have tons of the same from other sources both Western, Israeli and ARAB.

here is the full link.

http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/55439
Anonymous said…
moreover@ barabie and by implication @ whisper,

To say that there are artificial borders, a creation of colonialism is ONE thing and to assert that Iraq is the maimed brainchild of the British, is totally AOTHER.
bARABie said…
My dream is to have all those countries become one, with one government.

It would be a dream come true if they also named her ARABIA.
bARABie said…
"To say that there are artificial borders, a creation of colonialism is ONE thing and to assert that Iraq is the maimed brainchild of the British, is totally AOTHER."

Fair enough.
Anonymous said…
@ Barabie,

You mean like the orientalist calling it Arabia Felix ?

Until then, I suppose it shall remain an Arabian Blues...
Anonymous said…
Michel Aflaq wrote about and Saddam Hussein fought to the death for a United Arab Homeland.
Would you call them "Zionists" or "orientalists" ???
Of course you would not...You yourself called your blog an "ARAB Woman Blues", not an "Iraqi Woman Blues" ;-)

We all know deep down you hate the unnatural, illegitimate, colonialist boundaries between Arab peoples as much as you hate the unnatural, illegitimate, colonialist walls between Sunnis, Shiites, Christians etc.
Underneath that necessary "armour" of mistrust, your heart is still in the right place, still beating to the right rhythm, still believing in the right cause.
The Zionist demons and their Persian whores have destroyed and deformed everything...everything but the hearts of people like you, Paola Pisi, Amre El Abyad, Barabie etc. and above all the glorious Mujahedeen of the Iraqi Resistance.

Pride yourself on your loyalty, especially when there are so few around left to share it, don't mind if you are not reciprocated or understood.
You are a Pioneer of the Revolution to-come, Paradise will be yours, and the reawakened Arab posterity in the resurrected Arab Nation will forever thank you for not having surrendered, for having bequeathed them the Hope.

I bow to you with immense admiration.

LONG LIVE IRAQ FREE FROM THE TRIPLE US/ISRAELI/PERSIAN OCCUPATION !
LONG LIVE PALESTINE FREE FROM ZIONISM FROM THE RIVER TO THE SEA !
LONG LIVE THE ARAB NATION, UNITED, DIGNIFIED, EGALITARIAN, PROSPEROUS AND GLORIOUS !

For God's sake, Layla...Have mercy on YOURSELF.
Anonymous said…
KMWR--A lovely blog about a tragic subject. Maybe I should say, more properly, a tragic blog about a tragic subject. Or, a hauntingly descriptive blog. Will link to it in a future entry of mine, but, can't get to that for a few days or so.
bARABie said…
"You mean like the orientalist calling it Arabia Felix ?"

Geez, is there anything you wont twist into me being a "colonialist" or "orientalist"???????????????
Layla Anwar said…
whisper,

easy on my ego, it will explode soon...lol
Layla Anwar said…
oh but wait, am no male !
Layla Anwar said…
whisper, please don't try playing mother, I am old enough to be yours.
Layla Anwar said…
nah@barabie,

This is what the orientalists truly called it Arabia Felix.
Layla Anwar said…
KM is sometimes right and sometimes very wrong.

Thank you.
bARABie said…
"This is what the orientalists truly called it Arabia Felix."

Maybe it's because i am ignorant but to be honest i have never heard that term before i read it here. What is with the Felix bit?? Where the hell did they get that name from and WHY?
bARABie said…
"KM is sometimes right and sometimes very wrong."

Anyone who idolizes that jew karl marx is suspect in my books, not to mention i have read his/her comments on here and visited his/her blog ONCE (that was enough) and most of what he/she writes is based on "the war on iran blah blah blah".
Layla Anwar said…
@ barabie,

Arabia Felix, means Arabia the happy, or in French, L'Arabie Heureuse...They actually coined that name, there is even a book by some orientalist fart, (can't remember his name) that goes by this title.
bARABie said…
"Arabia Felix, means Arabia the happy, or in French, L'Arabie Heureuse..."

Alright call me ignorant but what were they trying to achieve with that term?

Were they trying to insinuate we all smoke hasish? :)
bARABie said…
I am gonna do a joogle of that term, even if i don't use joogle.
bARABie said…
http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q=arabia+felix&sourceid=Mozilla-search&form=CHROME

That was the search results.

"The land of Yemen is one of the oldest centers of civilization in the world. Between 2200 BC and the sixth century AD, it was part of the Sabaean, Awsanian, Minaean, Qatabanian, Hadhramawtian, Himyarite, and some other kingdoms, which controlled the lucrative spice trade. It was known to the ancient Romans as Arabia Felix ("Happy Arabia") because of the riches its trade generated. Augustus Caesar attempted to annex it, but the expedition failed. The Ethiopian Kingdom of Aksum annexed it by around 520, and it was subsequently taken by the Sassanids Persians around 570."


wiki
Layla Anwar said…
@barabie,

true, it was coined re.Yemen, but then the concept was kind of expanded to the rest of "arabia", before they settled in naturally.
bARABie said…
"Australia Felix

1. An early proposed name for parts of Victoria (Australia) explored by Thomas Mitchell (1792-1855), Latin for “Fortunate Australia” or “Happy Australia”. [1]

1839: I named this region Australia Felix, the better to distinguish it from the parched deserts of the interior country where we had wandered so unprofitably and so long. — Thomas Mitchell, Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, volume 2 [2]"

See i am ignorant, because i have never heard the term used for either Arabia nor Australia.
bARABie said…
"Pride yourself on your loyalty, especially when there are so few around left to share it, don't mind if you are not reciprocated or understood.
You are a Pioneer of the Revolution to-come, Paradise will be yours, and the reawakened Arab posterity in the resurrected Arab Nation will forever thank you for not having surrendered, for having bequeathed them the Hope.

I bow to you with immense admiration."

I second the above. Well said btw.
Anonymous said…
Sits on the shores of the ocean pondering over her words that are so deep like the ocean.

Is she real or an illusion?

Slaps himself and let me think no more but waits for another bottle to be swept a shore sealed with her thoughts and reflections.
Anonymous said…
"am no male"

Irrelevant to the point in question.

Saddam called women "the Pioneers of the Arab Ummah".

"don't try playing mother"

Ok, ok.

And you don't try diluting it all. Frivolity just does not suit you :-)

Take care of your beautiful heart.
Anonymous said…
whisper,

the "male" thing referred to the ego exploding not to pioneers duh!
And what's wrong being frivolous, or is that a trait that only other women are allowed to have and Iraqi females ought to walk around with tons of wood on their backs ?!!! Efffffff, sometimes you can be really very irritating.
Anonymous said…
Sindbad

Do you know the song "message in a bottle" ?...ponder.
Anonymous said…
Layla,

Forget about the "male" and the "frivolous" bits.

I thought that you thought that I...well, it's not really important.

Iraqi women are living martyrs, they should be made statues of to be erected in every Arab city for the Arab males to look up and beat their chests in shame.
Anonymous said…
As ever, I love your words, Layla.
I suppose you studied Eng lit at uni.

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