Zack Birkho


Land Of Ancestors

Jilu[assyrian tribe] of mine, face like a dream
holy the ground, baptized in sacred stream
Mar-Zaya's[saint] church, high she sit
Peter's rock on a mountain fit.
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Jilu of mine, beautiful bride
daisy on hakkari[region in modern turky], where god's reside
on green slopes she gently dwell
Rekan[assyrian tribe], Baz[assyrian tribe] the sister as well.

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