are among the best in modern literature." (Saul Bellow, Nobel Laureate in Literature)
"Rare Flower" by Ada Aharoni is a collection of moving, powerful and well-crafted poems, which has been compared to Jubran Khalil's "The Prophet." In brilliant poem after poem, Ada unfolds before our eyes new depths of human relations, the complexities and intricacies of love, and the joys and pains of life. Several of her poems have been put to music in a delightful manner. Influenced by the British Peace Poet, Wilfred Owen, whom she greatly admires, she powerfully denounces the whole concept and practice of War. As a woman and a mother, she condemns the killing of soldier-sons by involving them in war situations, and she clearly demonstrates that in our nuclear age, the continuation of the practice of war can dangerously lead to the end of humanity. Her beautiful, hopeful poems shed light and a deep comprehension of the possibilities of peace between Israelis and Palestinians, and the creation of "A Global Village Beyond War."