Ahmad Shiddiqi

Rookie (March 7,1974 / Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia)

ا ل د ّ ا ر ة Andorra - Poem by Ahmad Shiddiqi

a small landlocked country
eastern Pyrenees mountains
bordered by Spain and France

a prosperous country
tourism and a tax haven
highest human life expectancies

Andorra la Vella, Canillo
Encamp, Escaldes-Engordany
La Massana, Ordino, Sant Julià de Lòria

Our Lady of Meritxell
Catalan, a Romance language
predominantly Roman Catholic

contrapàs, marratxa, sardana, Saint Anne's dance
derived from al-Darra (ا ل د ّ ا ر ة ;) , the Arabic word for forest

Valira river
Coma Pedrosa

Ramon Villeró
Michèle Gazier

Virtus Unita Fortior
Strength United is Stronger

El Gran Carlemany, Mon Pare
The Great Charlemagne, my Father


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 13, 2008



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