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Fall of The Painting - A very short story

Fall of The Painting - (A very short story) Written in Arabic by: Qassim Al-Azzawi* Translated into English By: Inaam Al-Hashimi (Gold_N_Silk) ============================== The details of the painting were not finished yet, when exhaustion attacked him. He relaxed in front of his painting: a bare tree, long deserted by the green, with roots bare of dirt. At the top of the tree, a small bird of the exact color of the tree perched on a stiff dry branch. The painter thought of painting an army of termite raiding the tree, and also thought of... but he fell asleep in a half dreaming snooze. When he woke up he was stunned by the terrifying surprise of seeing his painting invaded by a real army of termite that made a home running from the roots to the top of the tree. The little bird was lying directly under the painting, and a swarm of ants were in and out of its beak and its stiff eyes. The End. Translation by: Em. Prof. Inaam Al-Hashimi *Qasim al-Azzawi is a writer from Iraq The original text in Arabic

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Date: 10/27/2013 10:25:00 AM
Inaam ... Congratulations with your featured poem of the week. It was nice seeing it on the Poetry Soup-- HOME PAGE. Always a poetry soup friend <3 = LINDA
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Inaam Al-Hashimi
Date: 11/15/2013 3:32:00 AM
Thanks Linda... Always a pleasure to see your comments..
Date: 10/27/2013 1:17:00 AM
Inaam, CONGRATULATIONS ;) on having your poem featured................... LOVE SKAT
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Inaam Al-Hashimi
Date: 10/27/2013 1:43:00 AM
Thanks SKAT-LOVE
Date: 9/24/2013 8:53:00 AM
nice ~always pd
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Inaam Al-Hashimi
Date: 10/27/2013 1:42:00 AM
Thanks PD