Widowsweave is an awareness raising series of performances highlighting the conditions of Iraqi Widows who often struggle to acquire even basic necessities such as clean water or adequate shelter. Through artistic durational activities the artist and public participants mark 3,000,000 lines representing the number of Iraqi widows from 30 years of war, tyranny and sanctions.


Kevin Valentine will have three new pieces in the Faculty Show at North Central College, Naperville. The reception is April 8th, from 6-8

Friday, June 11, 2010

Farsi Poem from the West Wall of Widowsweave Exhibit

In this dark
I am thinking of a lightly lamb
to graze the grass of my loneliness.
In this dark
I see my arms beneath the original rain
that fell on the first prayers of men.
In this dark
I opened a door to the ancient lanes
To the golden image of mythical caves.
In this dark
I saw the roots.
And for the growing pot of death
I explained the fluid scent of water and earth.
By Sohrab Sepehri
Translation: Maryam Dilmaghani
The poem Az Sabz beh Sabz  was first published in the anthology Hajm-e Sabz (The Green Shape)  1967, Tehran.