Saturday, 19 November 2005

One Egyptian Evening

One Egyptian evening

In the sky
Through the clouds
Above the castles, green meadows
And clear streams
Among the fairies
Up, down, across and allover
Peace all around
Through the valley
Caravan of life passing through the big desert
And distant lands
Sudden and frequent hitting
Of the sea waves against the shore
Soft music through the winds
Floating, gliding,
Richness and serenity filling the space
Earth meeting the sky
Things dissolving into one
One moment
Time standing still
Universe dancing in ecstasy
Everything becoming one
Black holed
Faces appearing and dissolving
In the air
Caravans of angels passing by
Soft moon
Everything glistening with divine light
Lightness all around
Realization of the supernatural
A force

(This poem was written in the Christ the Saviour Church, during the performance of Arabian music by Egyptians in the evening of 18th XI 2005, the day when days of Egypt opened in Moscow. It captures the fantasies and imaginations of the writer.)


Blogger Rajdeep said...

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Details of Prof at GU

Marjorie Balzer
Research Professor
Editor, Anthropology and Archeology of Eurasia (M.E. Sharpe journal)
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Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer is Research Professor in CERES and the Department of Sociologyand Anthropology. Professor Balzer's research is in social theory, inter-ethnic relations, religion, the growth of nationalism, and anthropology of the Russian Federation. She has done extensive fieldwork, focusing on Siberia and Central Asia. She has taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Pennsylvania, and held post-doctoral fellowships at Harvard, Columbia, and the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center. She is editor of the journal Anthropology and Archeology of Eurasia, and the books Culture Incarnate: Native Anthropology from Russia; Shamanism: Soviet Studies of Traditional Religion in Siberia and Central Asia; and Russian Traditional Culture: Religion, Gender and Customary Law. Her book, The Tenacity of Ethnicity, is published by Princeton Press, 1999.
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Ph.D. (1979) Bryn Mawr College, Northern Cultures
M.A. (1975) Bryn Mawr College, Northern and European Cultures
B.A. (1972 ) University of Pennsylvania, Cultural Anthropology
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