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Illusion de Habana
by Muhammad A. Al Mahdi
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Where we shall dream to nostalgic rhythms

As the wind makes love to your hair

Where Cuba floats on the waves

Of an untiring sun

And my colours

And your colours

Are one

It is there

That I long to be

O sweet "there"

 

Tense are my dreams

And eager

Like air and fire

Was my soul

As your smile broke out

And set the earth on bloom

Red as a poppy field

 

I follow you

Through your moves

And you are light

And dark

And glowing

The dark silk of your skin

Draws my tears

 

My blood

My blood

My sweet

My soul

Everywhere

On the coast of your eyes

I long to be

 

Your eyes

Like fireflies

Catch my pain

And make it shine

Radiant

Everywhere

On the coast of your darkness

I long to be

 

Your hair in plaits

Adorned with pearls

Your lips

Two oceans

And shores of two

Continents

Your fingertips caressed

My blood

And it flooded

The shores

 

Take away bitterness

Memory's

Acid taste

Take away

And make my passing taste

Of life

When passion meets

Eternity

 

Blue depth

Time is

Cubic measures

Reflect its heart

Your heart

Black

Red

My heart

 

Be endless,

Cuban sky!

As we dream

Dreams

And speak of ourselves as

"Those..."

Laughing at our earnest

Passion

Smiling at our dream

Of you

 

But yout, too

Dreamed us

I dreamed you

You dreamed me

They dreamed themselves as

"Us"

 

And the world found its truth in the play

Of illusions

Come

And forget

For this world is still young

And love, black-eyed

Dark-skinned

Love

Still claims its victims

And sheds its blood

Without regret

To mingle it

With theirs

 

New worlds, my friend

Are born of us

What counts sorrow?!

 

Where we shall dream to nostalgic rhythms

As the wind makes love to your hair

Where Cuba floats on the waves

Of an untiring sun

And my colours

And your colours

Are one

It is there that I long to be

O sweet "there"

 

 

 

 

Muhammad A. Al Mahdi
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Reviewed by aaaa aaa (Reader)
Hauntingly beautiful. You are a rare soul.

Respectfully,

Darlene
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
Breath taking..well done indeed..stay safe and well...Hugsss
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
Such intense beauty, a stunning poem.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Truly lovely poetry, Mahdi. There is much feeling expressed within your verses. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and peace to you,

Regis
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