Abstraction: Revolution

Syria’s war has claimed more than 130,000 lives. At least two million of its citizens have fled into neighbouring states and more than two million others have been displaced within its borders. Industry and economy has long ground to a halt. Hope too has been on a relentless slide. Syria has six Unesco sites, representing at least 2,000 years of history. All have been damaged.”
– The Guardian

In Another Light

The Room of the Revolutionary 

“Here they talked of revolution
Here it was they lit the flame
Here they sang about tomorrow
And tomorrow never came”
– Les Miserables, “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables” 

Syria (2)






The Old Souk

– Top image: Ben Johnson, “The Room of the Revolutionary”. Bottom image: Stanley Greene Corbis, The Old Souk, Aleppo. 

[This is part of a new blog series in which I am attempting to incorporate art, music, and poetry into my own short works of prose or poetry. This particular series is titled ‘Abstraction’ because it is an attempt to add tangible, emotional meaning to an abstract idea or word.]