Safaa al Saray- Iraqi poet and journalist

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صفا السراي–

People’s sadness is my sadness
Their feasts are mine
Let the wellspring of my life flow onto their deserts
These flowers in my soul are gardens of people.

–Safaa al Saray

from the NYTimes article

by Sinan Antoon

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