Beirut, O Queen of the World

Beirut, O Queen of the world

Who sold your bracelet inlaid with sapphire? Who seized your magic ring and cut your golden nails? Arise, Beirut, so that the world may survive…that we may survive….that love may survive.

Nizar Qabbani, Beirut! O Queen of the World

(Images courtesy Instagram #Beirutblast)

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