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YO DI

Yo di
san kretyen
enrichi
late

Si sete vre
Si sete vret
mezanmi

ala diri
pitmi
ak mayi

ki ta genyen
la peyi
D’Ayiti

They say

human blood
enriches
soil

If that were true
If that were true
my friends

how rice
millet
and corn

would thrive
in
Haiti

Thanks to Merete Heather Mueller for sharing and translating this poem.

“A prostitute blows bubbles on a street in Port-au-Prince on January 24, 2010. Police in the Haitian capital counted their losses and gathered their forces today, preparing for a surge in crime they are certain will follow the devastating January 12 earthquake. ”

Text HAITI to 90999 to donate $10 to Red Cross Relief Efforts. Here’s more info on Red Cross efforts to help Haiti.

Thanks to Jezebel.com for sharing this powerful image with us!

ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images

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