Monday, April 30, 2012

Quote(s) of the Day

A poem is a sword.

founder of: Mirman Baheer.

(Note: When I attempted to post a link to this organization,
 which reaches out to and supports women, all links were "down.")
The goals of Mirman Baheer include:
(i) rallying women for organised efforts on cultural and social issues in compliance with values of Islam;
(ii) supporting women rights in accordance with Islamic Law, the Constitution, and the Declaration of Human Rights;
(iii) efforts to ensure access to education for Afghan women across the country;
(iv) efforts to eliminate excessive traditional practices;
(v) support for the role of women in social activities;
(vi) organising development programmes to enhance women’s skills and talents;
(viii) increasing awareness of women and promoting recognition of women's rights.

quill pen with black feather

When power leads man to arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

-- President John Kennedy

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