Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Chynna Laird, iMiranda Pope, iCheryl Wright, iSusan Rempel, iFrederick Brooke, iMaryAngela Nangini, iJoan Huffman, i

  Home > Cultures > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Abdi-Noor Haji Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope)

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· Stories
· 1,426 Titles
· 9,053 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Before 2003

Abdi-Noor Haji Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope), click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
The Saint of Florenville: A Love Story
by Alfred Garrotto

Two good friends, an American priest and a Belgian nun, are kidnapped while sightseeing in picturesque Bruges. What follows is a tale of loss, faith, and survival; a cele..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Books by Abdi-Noor Haji Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope)
Kultur Natt (Night of Culture)
by Abdi-Noor Haji Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope)
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Follow
Recent poems by Abdi-Noor Haji Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope)
•  Fear From Detention by Abdi Mahad
•  Integration Gaps
•  The Sun
•  Sambusa
•  Love you My Friend, Grön.
           >> View all 1,353

At the entrance door of the Vaxjo Kulturparken, Sweden, I met with a strange friend: A lantern (Feynuus in Somali).I knew lanterns back home especially in the small hut in which I was born 56 years ago. The kultur natt has offered fascinating exhibitions, shows and cultural events inside the kulturparken but never have I felt as much excited as the moment I saw the lantern just outside the museum. I knelt down to greet it amid biting snow winds which have been wafting across the pathway leading to the museum. I nearly kissed it had it not been my daughter Maria who has alerted me " Daddy, it is fire". On 29 january, the whole city of Vaxjo has burst into colourful events to observe the kultur natt and I am happy that I have found at least one item which had sparked a flame of pleasant childhood memories and to which I could reconnect to my past. Holding a piece of a cultural item is as much important as reclaiming your own identity in a situation where you have no national documents with which you can identify yourself. As Somalis in Sweden we are considered as people whose national identity cannot be established due to lack of documents issued by a recognized government. Therefore I decided to use Feynus as my identity document until such time a recognized government is set up in Somalia. Lastly I wish to thank the chief of the Kulturparken, Erica Månsson, the Kultur natt organizers, Håkan Nordmark, Alexandra and the entire staff and management of the museum. I dedicate my poem to the Kulturparken where I currently work as a project leader on migration memories. If you are an immigrant who has a story to share, please send it to me. My e-mail is Photo by my daughter Maria, 8 years old.

Kultur natt is my night
It is a night of culture
Night of fun and parties
Night of songs and music
Night of peace and love

It is a night of the nights
A night that soothes the heart
connects the present to the past
As one feels linked to the future         

Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/12/2011
A wonderful experience well-shared, Abdi-Noor. Thank you. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by John Flanagan 2/12/2011
Abdi-Noor, you have made a new home for you and your family, the effort of genuine integration and an example to so many others. Kultur Natt sounds like quite a joyful event.

Reviewed by Diana Wiles 2/12/2011
I really enjoyed this, and sensed its deep significance..My family are from Sweden on my Dad's side...they passed through Hull, UK on their way to the USA and settled here. I am fascinated by the culture...Your poem links past, present and future...
Hugs, Diana...
Popular Poetry (Cultures)
  1.  Our Self-Centered Society
  2.  From the Mexican Border
  3.  Color festival- Haiku
  4.  Happy Paczki Day!
  5.  Planet in Peril
  6.  Earth Day Blues
  7.  Standing the test of time..

L'ancêtre noire / The Black Ancestor ( see: The Benevolent American .. by Albert Russo

One day, Leodine's uncle, eavesdropping on his parents, will reveal to the young girl that her deceased American father had a black great-grandmother. This news shatters Leodine a..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.