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City girl
by Muhammad A. Al Mahdi

Monday, February 07, 2005
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Eyes playing in the void

And---

O how many words!

The stream of your words

Never ends

Reflections of a mirror's

Reflection

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

Unknown

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

Boundless

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,

Regis
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.

Hugs,
Mari
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 words...best wishes. ~Z~
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