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City girl
by Muhammad A. Al Mahdi

Monday, February 07, 2005
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Eyes playing in the void


O how many words!

The stream of your words

Never ends

Reflections of a mirror's


Enveloped in the viscous odour

Of vanity's shallow perfume

With the cold heartless beauty

Of an artificial flower

I love you today

And I forget you tomorrow

Powerless the attraction

Of your imported treasures

You wear them today

And you are a stranger tomorrow


To your own heart

You dream of the breeze in your open hair

But the hamsin to you

Became a stranger

The scorching sun

And the raging wind

That does whisper and cry

A desert night's charged coldness

And its heavy starlit hijab

The tea kettle's scent

In the early hours

Of morning

The coffee that welcomes

The guest

The austere tenderness

Of a she-camel's milk

And the sweetness of a love

In which earth and sky live

The abode of a freedom

Which in itself

Is infinite


The freedom

You have

Never known

And the love

You shall never

Be able

To give

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/16/2006
There is much truth and wisdom expressed via your verses in this poem, Mahdi. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Nordette Adams 3/24/2005
An acrid indictment against narcissism, yet told with beauty, depth, and grace. Truth resounds in it. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by M. B. 3/11/2005
Gosh, Mahdi, You are such a deep thinker and your poetry reflects the depths of your spirit.

Reviewed by Lee Garrett 2/8/2005
Wow. That's telling her. A fluid sweep of word that pulls you in until the final denouncement.
Reviewed by jude forese 2/8/2005
luv the flow to this poem ...
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 2/7/2005
Very well done with excellent imagery.
Reviewed by Carrie Deveney 2/7/2005
Very powerful poem...nice imagery...i liked it a lot.
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 2/7/2005
Astounding depth in meaning and feelings in your wishes. ~Z~
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