03.10.2011 05.Tischrei. 5772
Young men and women across Syria are creating revolutionary poems, chants, cartoons and films which provide expressive outlet to protest.
Ash falling from his cigarette, the Syrian poet taps his finger to the beat of a chant he recently heard from the southern town of Deraa, where an uprising against President Bashar Assad started in March.
"It's very creative and witty," said Mohammad Diab, who now lives in neighboring Lebanon.
"They write their poems in colloquial Arabic, not the formal Arabic us poets normally use. The beat and melody are very important in colloquial (language). I've tried to write in this style, but it's too hard for me."…