A poet can only become a politician if they abandon writing altogether. However, I do think poetry and politics can be good together. You can use poetry to express your political views. At the same time, poetry reminds you of the world of human emotions and values and stops you from losing yourself in the dirty world of politics.
Both, poets and politicians are sad people when they are alone. Poetry and politics are nothing alike. Please tell us about what you are working on at the moment. Kabul is like a TV to me. I observe people, offices, locations and the activities going on in this city. You are best known for your poems. What inspired you to become a poet?
At school, I always got good marks in literature-related subjects. Then gradually I started studying collections of literary works, which naturally reinforced my connection with literature and poetry. How did you feel when you wrote your first poem?
I was proud of me. I read it many times - it seemed so beautiful to me. I never felt the same about any of my later poems though. Which one of your poems is your favuorite? It is hard to say. They are poems from different times in my life. What do you think are the major problems facing Afghan poets? Making a living! On the other hand, the lack of proper income is good for a poet since too much comfort makes them uncreative.
It depends on what the poet wants to express and what maybe sensitive and important social issue he or she wants to address. What makes a good poet? Good poets are those whose poems you are reading with joy and that enable the sharing of emotions and ideas, and those who bring about a new spirit. What is your main social concern? My general concern is poverty. Seeing drug addicts under the Pol-e Sokhta bridge, and kids helping drivers to find passengers just to earn five Afghanis makes me really angry.
Another issue I am very concerned about is the inequality the Hindu population of Afghanistan suffers from. What is your opinion on peace? Peace is only a word but one that has great meaning. I have not experienced peace in my life: neither as a refugee in Iran nor in Quetta, Pakistan. In Afghanistan peace is merely considered a word and its meaning is barely understood.
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I have been looking to find peace but without success. What role can poets play in promoting peace? If we take poetry merely as words, nothing can be done. But if it inspires social action and engagement it can trigger a progress towards peace. I spent quite a time with reading poetry written for peace and revolutions and my conclusion was that it is the poets who lead the revolutions. A politician may deliver a two-hour speech but a poet only writes a few stanzas that are capable of bringing about great change.
The poets of today, however, can play an effective role in promoting peace by taking the first step and by organizing a movement. How is feminist poetry related to peace? While feminist poetry is always accompanied by a struggle, it has also a calm beauty. Women seldomly take up arms for their struggle. They do not talk of violence and death as their poems are all peaceful.
They want peace and invite people to become part of humanity. Equality and justice mean peace. Women hardly ever make their demands by taking up arms. There might be exceptions but generally women stand for peace. Like beautiful doves, the beauty and calmness of women bring peace. Also feminist poetry brings peace. Do you believe in feminism? Yes, but not to an extreme extend. When there is order in the nation, there is peace in the world. Abdul Kalam. Beauty Heart Home Character.
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Top 10 Peace Quotes. View the list. My colleagues and I have gone in the footsteps of our predecessors since the very first day we were called by our people to care for their future. We went any place, we looked for any avenue, we made any effort to bring about negotiations between Israel and its neighbors, negotiations without which peace remains an abstract desire. Day Future People Colleagues. Try to keep your soul always in peace and quiet, always ready for whatever our Lord may wish to work in you. It is certainly a higher virtue of the soul, and a greater grace, to be able to enjoy the Lord in different times and different places than in only one.
Saint Ignatius. Work You Soul Enjoy. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death! Patrick Henry.
Life Death God Me. If we desire a society of peace, then we cannot achieve such a society through violence. If we desire a society without discrimination, then we must not discriminate against anyone in the process of building this society. If we desire a society that is democratic, then democracy must become a means as well as an end.
Bayard Rustin. Society Discrimination Democracy End. Whatever we are waiting for - peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance - it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart. Sarah Ban Breathnach. Simple Thankful Heart Waiting. The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war. Douglas MacArthur. War Soldier Scars Deepest. Happiness, true happiness, is an inner quality. It is a state of mind. If your mind is at peace, you are happy.
If your mind is at peace, but you have nothing else, you can be happy. If you have everything the world can give - pleasure, possessions, power - but lack peace of mind, you can never be happy. Dada Vaswani. Happiness Be Happy You Happy. If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships - the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.
Franklin D. Relationship Science Together World. Peace begins with a smile. Mother Teresa. Smile Begins. The Universal Zulu Nation stands to acknowledge wisdom, understanding, freedom, justice, and equality, peace, unity, love, and having fun, work, overcoming the negative through the positive, science, mathematics, faith, facts, and the wonders of God, whether we call him Allah, Jehovah, Yahweh, or Jah.
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