Monday, March 7, 2011

Words in the Dust (Quotes)

I looked down at the words I'd written on the paper.  Words that were at once a thousand years old and yet completely new.  I held them to my chest, but did not feel foolish for doing so.  Somehow I felt Muallem would understand.  My mother could write and read, this poem and more.  I wanted to learn to do that too.

--  Chapter 10, pages 103-104

Oh, if Zulaikha only knew

A single wall kept her love from view!

A secret longing, a restless desire,

Burned through her blood, and set her afire.

She tried to contain it, but she couldn't name

The light that had sparked this consuming flame.

--  Chapter 18, page 217

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