Friday, July 09, 2004

Violins will emerge from

      our tortured breasts,

The barbed wire will

      become violin strings,

The broken bones will

      become flutes,

There will be a wild dance.

(Mikis Theodorakis/Greek composer, conductor, poet, and political activist)

(from Journals of Resistance. 1971 English trans. by Hart-Davis MacGibbon Ltd. The lines are excerpted from "Our Sister Athina".)