Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Updating Glitch

Dear Bloggers,

There's a problem with the blog roll, in that some of the non-blogger blogs (what a mouthful) are not updating when a new post is posted. This is due to a problem with the blogrolling website.

For blogs hosted by sites other than blogger: when you publish a new post, it's advisable to go to blogrolling.com and manually update your blog by filling in the 'ping form'. Blogger-hosted blogs usually update themselves, but if they don't, please follow the same procedure. You don't need to register in order to 'ping'.


Monday, November 20, 2006

A long time coming

She is a warrior with words and a voyeur with images. Her works vibrate and emote what lies beneath the surface. She is BlueEpocha. A poet and photographer that hails from the Canadian country. BlueEpocha has two blogs, Anamnesis Vista hosts her photographic images including three official photoshoots and one prize winning picture. On the other hand, Vase of a Phase, showcases her poetic talent. There are thousands of folks that walk this earth and yet only a fraction of them will grace us with the essence of their soul. BlueEpocha captures two different worlds and merges them succinctly to form her world. A world that invites you the reader to connect through your internal dialogue. What you see and what you read in her blogs transcedes & brings forth the dialogue we hold within ourselves and with it, we (the reader) comes to a realization that there is a string of thought, of conscious, of being that runs through and between our worlds. She is an inspiration and in light of that, comes a dedication from the works of a Noble Prize poet.

But I forgot that your hands fed the roots,
watering the tangled roses,
till your fingertips bloomed
full, in a natural peace.

Like pets, your hoe and your sprinkling can
follow you around, biting and licking the earth.
That work is how you let this richness loose,
the carnations fiery freshness.

I wish the love and dignity of bees for your hands,
mixing and spreading their transparent brood
in the earth: they cultivate even my heart,

so that I am like scorched rock
that suddenly sings when you are near, because it drinks
the water you carry from the forest, in your voice

By Pablo Neruda.

Take light not what I said, for I do not think I did her justice. Seeing is believing and therefore take this opportunity to familiarize yourself with her works.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

A vision for the Sightless

He stares at me with profound enthusiasm as I speak to him of my friend’s engagement. His round pupils become dilated at once and, following the direction of my voice, gaze deeper into my soul as I narrate to him the special occasion of a friend’s engagement ceremony he had missed. He nods his head up and down to reassure me of his responsiveness and understanding of what is being discussed. He pictures, all in his head with great detail, every word that I announce to him.

Alla! hadaad arki lahayd siduu Maxamad u lebisnaa waad yaabi lahayd, I say, shedding light on the colourful event, not thinking about my words, using them metaphorically to enlighten him. Just after completing that sentence it struck me, God! How could I be so vain to talk to a blind man of what wondrous thing I see or the brilliance of colours and clothes when all he stares into is darkness and nothing but blackness constitutes his daily life?
How could I have been so heedless of my words when for him only blackness stretches far and wide and reigns supreme in his life? How could I talk to him of things for which he cannot catch their glance? To this day, I kick myself for that, and regard highly of my Friend, whose world is categorized by the amalgamation of different voices. All praise due to Allah for his Blessings!
He ne'er had seen one earthly sight;
The sun, the day; the stars, the night;
Or tree, or butterfly, or flower,
Or fish in stream, or bird in bower,
Or woman, man, or child.

W. Wordsworth

p.s I pass my greetings to all the Somali Bloggers around the Globe, and Thank you fair ladies of SomaliBlogs for the addition. ;)

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Making contact

Hey Bloggers,
Just thought I should give you guys a heads up. If there is any issues,concerns or you just want to talk/contact with FOC,Firefly or I please use the e-mail link at the bottom of the blog roll and that should get your message to us. The contact is somali.blogs@gmail.com. It is checked at least once a day so feel free to use it. Have a great week!