Academic journal article The Journal of Baha'i Studies

Once More Tomorrow

Academic journal article The Journal of Baha'i Studies

Once More Tomorrow

Article excerpt

after the Paris attacks on 13 November

Those young lives cut short

under the stage of the Bataclan,

near the bleachers of the Stade

de France, among the tables

of Le Petit Cambodge,

Le Carillon, Casa nostra

and La Belle Équipe,

did not bring only grief.

Their names, their faces,

burned into our minds and hearts,

reawake, with strengthened

thrust, our love of freedom

and justice, the perennial muse

of the best intellects of the world.

The cry "You won't have

My hatred," by Antoine,

Leiris confirms

the power of love

that tragedy can still evoke.

The free hugs of Parisians,

the resolution of their government,

the dignified sorrow

of the parents of Valeria

Solesin poignantly proves

that human feelings

can rise like the sun

and bring renovated hopes

to this old civilization. …

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