martedì 14 ottobre 2014

Message of Love from Kobane - by Maristella Tagliaferro

Roni Ran @RoniRan2


I received
a message
of Love,
as bright
as a star,
last night,
from the city
under siege,
Kobane.

It has
the beautiful
radiant face
of Roni Ran,
a young woman
as strong and
resolute
as all
Amazons.

For hours
after hours
she tweeted
#Airdrop2Kobane
posting
to the world
images
of fighting
sisters.

Their faces
are often
smiling,
always
proud:
there's no
shadow of fear
in their
beautiful eyes,

lit up
by the consciousness
of fulfilling 
their right
to defend
their homes,
their lives
as free
women.

Testimonies
of how much
the men of ISIS
are afraid
when
they meet
face to face
Amazons
carrying guns.

Dances
around the fire
of women
and men
who sing
their ancient
songs,
conversations
with fellow soldiers.

Teenagers
wearing
long
plaits,
their guns
on their shoulders,
saying good bye
with a smile,
their hands waving:

just as if they were leaving
on a school trip.
In their eyes
you can see
a happy
sparkling
such as our
boys and girls
have never known.

Expressive looks
of young women
leaving
for the front line,
knowing they will return,
always:
death cannot scare
those who know
the Mother.

From the bottom of my heart
I wrote "thank you"
to Roni Ran
and to her 
wonderful
fellow Amazons
who are
fighting
for Civilization.

I selfishly
invited her
to Venice,
as soon as Kobane
will be free:
that girl
is full of energy,
she has a lot
to teach me.

"Surely come
to Venice.
I love you -
Roni Ran
answered -
So here you also 
can come to your home.
Place in your home.
<3 <3 <3"

Be free,
Kobane,
for Roni Ran
and her fellow Amazons,
but above all
for us
who just
keep watching,
helpless.

Your Amazon
daughters
have already won:
the world
will not forget
their proud
looks,
their lesson
of Civilization.

In this crumbling
Western World,
I feel powerless,
lost, incapable:
Roni Ran
is right,
my home,
our home
is in Kobane.


Twitter direct messages between @MSTagliaferro and @RoniRan2
in the night between Sunday 12th and Monday 13th October 2014

For Roni Ran and her Amazon Sisters in Kobane
from Venice with love

Roni Ran in Twitter @RoniRan2


2014-10-14 
Siria, l’impresa dei curdi a Kobane. Rimossa la bandiera Isis con un articolo di Gianandrea Gaiani - Il Sole 24 Ore link

2014-10-13 today fighters seized several rounds of ammunition video

KOBANE Revolution - YPG and YPJ Kurdish Female Fighters video


'Islamic State are afraid to see women with guns' - BBC News video


Kurdish Female State vs Islamic State - Australian documentary video


YPJ fighters: swearing-in cerimony video

PKK Guerrillas | Immediate Music - Serenata Immortale video

Bella Ciao - Kurdish version by Chia Madani video

Bella Ciao, Kurdistan video

I read "Messaggio d'Amore da Kobane" at
M'Editare 2015 - Singolari Opere Comuni
Venezia, Teatro dei Frari - Saturday, January 10th, 2015
link

2 febbraio 2015
Peter Clifford Online
KOBANE UPDATE 49: ISLAMIC STATE OFFICIALLY ADMIT DEFEAT IN KOBANE – “THERE WAS NO PLACE TO HIDE ANYMORE” – AS YPG “MOP-UP”:
TIMELINE – 2nd FEBRUARY 2015 14.08 GMT link

Peter Clifford writes:

"Lastly, on Kobane, I received this morning this delightful poetic tribute to the inspiring female warriors of the YPJ, a “Message of Love”, originally published last October by @MSTagliaferro, HERE: link"


20151112

New York Review of Books, "The Syrian Kurds are Winning" by Jonathan Steele link

Il Post, "Le foto delle combattenti del Rojava" reportage by John Moore link