Copyright : Monique Decamps/Illustrations: Rudy Van Giffen
Shaheed AHMAD SHAH MASSOUD,
of the people of Afghanistan,
of the Afghani Nation,
A book of 48 pages with 10 beautiful poems and 10
marvellous black and white illustrations from the late and fabulous painter Rudy
Front and back cover in colour.
Date of publishing:
FOR THE DJANIAT...
THE GARDEN OF GOD
you dear friends of English-speaking countries...
it begins and I would like to thank those who have
great an interest in the English version of my book.
just send your name and full address to:
money is required so far.
January or March, 2006 the English book will be put on ebay.fr
via paypal, which is the most secure payment.
note that paypal will be the only
price will be around 10€ for one book.
and handling will depend on the country
YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR KINDNESS.
CAN RELY UPON ME.
can already see the French version of my book by
on this link:
LETTER FROM NICOLE FONTAINE
You have most willingly sent me a copy of
your book of poetry in tribute to Commander Massoud, book of which you are the
author. As you wrote in your letter, my former
position of President of the European Parliament, allowed me to welcome
officially Commander Massoud in Strasbourg at the beginning of April 2001.
By this invitation, I wanted to
mark the political gratefulness of the International Community to a charismatic
hero of the Afghani resistance, the man would put an end to ten years of Soviet
invasion and fought with determination against the barbaric rule of the Taliban,
fanatics who violated the basic rights and human dignity.
Thus, I was deeply touched and
stricken with grief at the murder of this man that took place some days before
the terrific attacks against the World Trade Center. We could regret that
the Western people did not help him more in his fight.
It is with great emotion that I receive
your book today and I sincerely thank you for this gift.
I warmly congratulate you for the quality
of your poetry and for generosity towards Afghanistan.
Yours very faithfully,
from Mrs Nicole Fontaine, former President of the European Parliament, the only
French personality who welcomed Massoud during his visit to Paris in April 2001
THE GARDEN OF GOD
Rudy Van GiffenCopyright: Monique Decamps
THE AUTHOR'S PROFIT FROM THIS BOOK OF POETRY
IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY
OF AHMAD SHAH MASSOUD
AND THE PEOPLE OF AFGHANISTAN
AND WILL BE GRACIOUSLY OFFERED TO:
AVENUE DU SQUARE
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BOOK WILL APPEAR ON EBAY.FR AND
PAID VIA PAYPAL, THE MOST SECURE WAY OF PAYMENT.
TO THE CHILDREN OF AFGHANISTAN AND ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE
WORLD, BE THEY BELIEVERS OR NOT!
9 September 2001: A dreadful and infamous attempt perpetrated against
Ahmad Shah Massoud, a man of exceptional and deep goodness, cost him his
life, thus bringing gloom and revolt to the hearts of the people who knew him
but also to all those who - by an unforgivable indifference from the Western
media, with the exception of Christophe de Ponfilly and his friends - were
not even given this opportunity to know him.
In this entirely fictitious
story, written to bring a little comfort to the numerous people still mourning
his cruel loss, the role of mystic animals has not been neglected - not only Borâq,
the magnificient stallion of the Prophet Mahomet, but also the birds and the
ants are participants.
In this little collection of
poetry, the reader will find several similarities between the different
religions, perhaps one more little step towards tolerance and respect due to
others and their differences...
May the family, friends, people
and all the admirers of the "Light-bearer", find a little relief
throughout this fable in which the black notions of politics, hate, fanaticism,
war and unhappiness were intentionally excluded. This in order to give a
free access to dream and magic, so fiercely absent in our world, and to show the
beauties of the Muslim religion - a faith most hastily and contemptuously
disparaged and slandered nowadays.
Best regards and respect to the
people of Afghanistan and any other people suffering from racial or religious
You will find here both British
and American English, as we chose the first for our personal liking and prefer
to leave the second in the tests and poems in which it was placed. So
there is no mistake of spelling here: (marvellous, marvelous/honour, honor/travelled,
traveled/moulded, molded and so on).