How I saw you
How I saw you, a new age Cleopatra
With an Instagram profile,
Standing on the steps of a Sufi mausoleum.
A solitary moon, over the Baḥr Al-Nil,
Surrounded by longing, stars, followers.
A revelation, pregnant with
Beauty, mischief, mystery, and wisdom.
How I saw you, a blessing, delivered
On the sill of the stretched nights,
To read you like a poem, watch you
Move your hands and lips,
Watch the magic, unveiling, in your playful eyes,
Smell your, inner, fragrance,
Taste your, Mediterranean, mellowness,
Hear you like an Azan.
How I discovered you carrying, a soul
Of the Anath , roses in one hand and a lance in another.
How I saw you, becoming
A sprinkle of dew
For the arid fields of a mind, triggering
A new Odyssey
Filled with Pyramids of joy and tribulations.
1. Bahr Al-Nil is an Arabic name for the River Nile
2. Anath (Anat) was a Semitic goddess of love and war.
(The Galway Review Annual Anthology 7- Ireland)
1. These poems have been previously published in various literary journals, magazines, books and anthologies around the globe including the UK, the USA, India, Ireland and Canada.
2. Here I will post some of my previously published poems.
List of Poems