Sunday, April 29, 2007

Nikki Giovanni -معجزه کلمات- poetry-

متن سخنرانی و شعر نیکی جیووانی از اساتید برجسته دانشگاه در مراسم یادبود کشته شدگان، در روز 17 آوریل یکروز بعد از حادثه روحی تازه به دانشگاه دمید. این شعر قلب خیلیها رو لرزوند و در تاریخ دانشگاه جاودانه شد. هیچگاه نمیدونستم کلمات میتونند در این حد معجزه کنند. هنوز هم خوندن این شعر قلبم رو به درد میاره.

We are Virginia TechWe are sad today, and we will be sad for quite a while. We are not moving on, we are embracing our mourningWe are Virginia TechWe are strong enough to stand tall tearlessly, we are brave enough to bend to cry, and we are sad enough to know that we must laugh againWe are Virginia TechWe do not understand this tragedy. We know we did nothing to deserve it, but neither does a child in Africa dying of AIDS, neither do the invisible children walking the night away to avoid being captured by the rogue army, neither does the baby elephant watching his community being devastated for ivory, neither does the Mexican child looking for fresh water, neither does the Appalachian infant killed in the middle of the night in his crib in the home his father built with his own hands being run over by a boulder because the land was destabilized. No one deserves a tragedyWe are Virginia TechThe Hokie Nation embraces our own and reaches out with open heart and hands to those who offer their hearts and minds. We are strong, and brave, and innocent, and unafraid. We are better than we think and not quite what we want to be. We are alive to the imaginations and the possibilities. We will continue to invent the future through our blood and tears and through all our sadnessWe are the HokiesWe will prevailWe will prevailWe will prevailWe are Virginia Tech


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