Thoughts for today, #286 .… “Where does it hurt? Everywhere …. “


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~~November 16, 2015~~ 

EVERYWHERE

“Later that night
I held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
and whispered
where does it hurt?

It answered
everywhere
everywhere
everywhere.”

~Warsan Shire~

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Warsan Shire (born 1988) is a Somali–British writer, poet, editor and teacher. Shire was born in 1988 in Kenya to Somali parents. She immigrated to the United Kingdom aged 1. Shire has a . As of 2015, she primarily resides in London.

Shire has received various awards for her art. In April 2013, she was presented with Brunel University’s inaugural African Poetry Prize, an award earmarked for poets who have yet to publish a full-length poetry collection. She was chosen from a shortlist of six candidates out of a total 655 entries.

In October 2013, Shire was also selected from a shortlist of six young bards as the first Young Poet Laureate for London. The honor is part of the London Legacy Development Corporation’s Spoke program, which focuses on promoting arts and culture in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the surrounding area.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warsan_Shire

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We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!!

Warsan Shire

We ALL are ONE!! 

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