Monday, July 8, 2013

Poem on response to the Destruction of Baha'i Sacred site in Baghdag

The worldwide Baha’i community has learned that the house of Baha’u'llah, the Founder of the Baha’i Faith, in Baghdad, Iraq – a profoundly sacred site known as the Most Great House – has been destroyed. The precise circumstances surrounding the demolition are not yet clear.
Bani Dugal, the Principal Representative of the Baha’i International Community to the United Nations said: “This deplorable act has robbed people throughout the world of a priceless piece of their spiritual heritage.”

“While the details are not yet clear, there should be no doubt as to the Baha’i community’s strength of feeling about this terrible and shocking deed”, she continued.“The Baha’is of the world are, of course, heartbroken by the news. Yet, as always, they remain positive and focused on their efforts to promote peace and contribute to the betterment of their communities”, she added.
The Most Great House was Baha’u'llah’s place of residence for much of the time of His exile from Iran to Baghdad, Iraq. The site is located close to the banks of the River Tigris.

 Source from Baha'i world News

and now this is a short poem that write to talk about the many meaning of such a sacred place to me as a Baha'i

"Glorious Dust"

The shattered hearts,
the running tears
on yearning eyes
and broken stones,
with gentle breeze
the glorious dust
will bring us hopes.

corrupted minds
on humans shoulders,
the wicked deeds
and futile dreams
of ignorance,
the words alone
of His great will
can bring to us
the burning light
for a just life.

by Jose Hidalgo

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