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“Stones stand at stiff attention as sun nears”MILITARY CEMETERYHere stationed without trumpet, without tears Are the unwilling dead. Days walk the rounds Of sentry duty past the ordered mounds. Stones stand at stiff attention as sun nears, Inspects them and departs. On earthen ears The volley from the silent rifle...

These commentaries are excerpts from an assigned project for Humanities4900/6900, “Indigenous Peoples: Social and Cultural Perspectives,” taught by Isabel Dulfano, Spring semester 2016. Students studied demographics, Mayan epigraphy, Incan kipu, archaeology, linguistics and other topics as an interdisciplinary approach to critically expanding their understanding of...

“o Prince of Poetry”Dhikrá Shaksipīr Aḥmad Zakī Abū Shādī (1892-1955) Egypt: al-Maṭbaʻah al-Salafīyah, 1926 First edition PJ7808.S5 D55 1926The Egyptian poet Aḥmad Zakī Abū Shādī was a man of many talents. Not only was he renowned as a poet and man of letters, he was also trained as a...