Submerged City


Soosan Khanoom
by Soosan Khanoom

There is a poem by Adam Zagajewski from the collection " Eternal Enemies " that I would like to share it here with you. A friend of mine once told me that this poem reminds him of Pripyat, the eerie ghost city, abandoned after the wake of the Chernobyl disaster.

It is a city without people that stuck in a Soviet time warp, a melancholy meditation on impermanence. Among the ruins, plastic kitsch, shoes, political posters and other modern paraphernalia, nature is starting to reassert its authority. Grass and trees are reclaiming the city...

Chernobyl: Pictures of abandoned disaster zone 25 ... - Daily Mail

Nevertheless, there are still things that we can learn about the Chernobyl disaster that might teach us valuable lessons.. Both in terms of having similar things built as well as being constantly threaten by the Israeli's pre-emtive strikes on such facilities.


Submerged City

That city will be no more, no halos

of spring mornings when green hills

tremble in the mist and rise

like barrage balloons-

and May won't cross its streets

with shrieking birds and summer's promises.

No breathless spells,

no chilly ecstasies of springwater.

Church towers rest on the ocean's floor,

and flawless views of leafy avenues

fix no one's eyes.

And still we live on calmly,

humbly - from suitcases,

in waiting rooms, on airplanes, trains,

and still, stubbornly, blindly, we seek an image,

the final form of things

between inexplicable fits

of mute despair -

as if vaguely remembering

something that cannot be recalled,

as if that submerged city were travelling with us,

always asking questions,

and always unhappy with our answers-

exacting and perfect in its way.


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by Soosan Khanoom on

An "accident" in a nuclear facility and worse than that the deliberate bombings of those places can create disasters.  I am hoping the warmongers on this site would understand the depth of this issue and what it can do to the cities and villages surrounding such facilities... but I doubt it that they ever will. 



Thank you SK for this informative blog.

by Albaloo on

Thank you SK for this informative blog. I agree with you.  As you mentioned there are many lessons for us to learn especially for those among us who cannot wait for these facilities to be bombed. 


but darling, if i answer you, you flag me :)

by mousa67 on

so let's talk as you like, indirectly, shia style. after all, i do anything for my shia honey pot with the cute london accent :)

but be patient honey. you & "Zoro" joon will also be singing fred's tune soon. let's face it, ya all love him. it's his "cyber muscles" isn't it?

now back to chernobyl.



I tell u why!! please interpret as you like

by مآمور on

because no honorable Iranian woman would ever kiss a boy that plays with barbie jet fighters and plastic gun and tank toys!!

the boy needs to grow up and put those toys aside and offer ....i dont know!!!like one of those u guys got plenty of!! Diamond

Or the boy will end up sleeping at the door outside the home

by the way this isnt a threat!! it is the way I came to know iranian women 

I wear an Omega watch


thanks for a very timely blog soosan joon.

by mousa67 on

you are right. nuke thing should be denied  to the islamist regime. because iran could end up with a chernobyl style disaster, & of course israel/US would launch a pre emptive strike. after the regime change, when a sane government is brought to power in iran, then of course iranian people could have as much nuke energy as they wish.

you see soosan joon, you and mr fred actually say the same thing. why you two can not kiss & make up, i never know.

Soosan Khanoom

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by Soosan Khanoom on

I just watched a documentary on Chernobyl and it said that six hundred thousand children had special documents, contaminated by radiation, many went on to develop thyroid cancer and heart problems, many died"