East Wind Blowing
Today Be’er Sheva was swept with Eastern winds, the Shargiya. The Bedouin say it is a dusty, dirty, harsh desert wind.
The city has been hazy all day.
This line of poetry was told to me by Ibrahim Abu Afash:
شرقية تقهر التوبة
تلوي بعشيب الريظاني
“Easterlies crush redemption,
Twist the grass of mountain valleys.”