Subdued by the Elements, I worship Nature
Primordial chaos and divine accord
Whisper of Wind and passion of Fire
Mother Earth, give me thy strength!
Flow my veins, oh mountain stream!
Intoxicated with Freedom, I will lie on your chest
Pulsing inside is your vibrant echo
I am your innocent child, let me back to your bosom..
Wilderness be the refuge for my aching soul
Pagan in me spins the web of poetry
A saga of esoteric unity
Read the runes in the sky...
Sometimes I imagine myself walking in the crowd
It's faceless and blurry like a long exposure photo..
Void resonates with an echo of doubt
Who I am in this army of phantasmal shadows?
Sometimes I imagine myself on top of a mountain
Observing the clouds passing by at my feet
Void resonates with an echo of doubt
Who I am if there's nobody to share this world with?
The furious race with no winner, recklessly we call it life
Yet unable to stop for a moment to take a deep breath of spring
The stallions of time fly beyond the skyline
Leaving the clouds of dust as a rhetorical question..
I find joy in simplicity..walking barefoot in the desert
Embraced by the orange-scented rays of sunset
Dainty contours of dunes with mysterious calligraphy
A luxury philosopher and a poet can afford..
A cup of tea with spices by the fire evokes so many memories
Like petals of delight, they will be scattered over the sands
A luxury philosopher and a poet can afford..
I've asked the cloud of birds if they met my loved one
They replied in thousand languages mocking my deep pain
Bleeding sunset erased my last hope
Growing shadows engraved the doubts in me
Will I see you again?..
Walls of concrete are deaf to my sentiments
Last rays of light hide their eyes
Come to me like a dream, like a healing mirage
Scatter my sorrows away, darling soul
Can't escape from myself, I'm enslaved
In the best of the worlds you are
Leaving me scars and velvet yellow roses
Damnation of silence...emptiness within
Will I say "I love you" again?..
Rumble of hooves in the mantle of dust
Where graceful contours of acacias
Embrace the azure infinity...
Africa rages in me like a stormy ocean
Like a reckless dance liberating my wild spirit
A patchwork of unbelievable colors and ornaments
Everlasting mystery so daring and sweet...
I want to take a sip of Milky Way from your hands
Wake up with the sun and feel you heartbeat
Shine like a diamond crown of Kilimanjaro
Listen to the whisper of fire at dusk
Oh cradle of life, I am your wandering child...
Ocean revealed his soul under the orange veil of sunset
A whisper so delightful, a splash of sun kisses...
I touch his hand from a boat
He caresses me with a soft silk of tranquility
I sail away towards the undiscovered lands
Where skies seem closer
Where "Z" means "happiness"...
Citrus skies, so glorious in their innocence
Paint my soul with a sour sweet happiness
I dream of the distant land of joy
Where pale disk of sun is cross hatched with delicate shadows
Where tribal drums call for a ritual dance
Majestic mountains keep silence but I know:
My heart is there...(c)
The border between reality and fancy,
The endless river, a gallery of clouds
Floating carelessly to the horizon
Where rays of sleepy sun dissolve in deep dark waters...
Oh solitude, I praise the silent nights
When thoughts don't rush in psychedelic swirling
And rhythm of heartbeat sounds like a solemn chord
A constellation of untouched desires...
I will be sailing down the starry path
Into the light...
Intricate lines remain the crackles
On transparent porcelain vase
Or maybe these are the delicate wrinkles of memories
Locked in antique casket of a fine mahogany?..
Bejeweled with tiny raindrops, they sway
Engrossing me into meditative bliss...
I try to catch your shadow in the spiderweb
But you disappear again, slashing my heart
With bewitching smile...
When spring comes,
it fills the veins of trees with the thirst for life
A sun in bloom, a fragrance of rebirth
Reflection of a sapphire sky and petals on the water gone with the wind
I want to harness that horse-shape cloud and ride towards the endless fields of joy
Idyllic watercolor and flawless silhouettes
A holy cycle of immortality
To Arabian stallion
Oh brother of mine, he flies above the clouds
In a glorious halo of a newborn day
Soft are his wings and transparent like a drop of dew
Freedom seethes in him, fire fuels his essence
A noble warrior and guardian of the heavenly realm
Oh brother of mine, I know you're around
When flowers bend their heads and birds forget their language
Come to my dreams and let's ride in a wilderness of eternity
Making the stars jealous...
Sloppy brush strokes of sky,
Quirky ink lines of a branch, this whisper of a newborn spring
Reflected in antique mirror
Of a forest lake framed in a damp moss
Inhale the resurrection of sun
And unleash the wild you
Here is to dancing under the warm rain,
Here is to singing the songs of the nymphs
Disappearance, I salute you
With transcendental exaltation
Renaissance, I bid you welcome...
Oh desert wind...
Oh desert wind, cradle my sorrows,
You are a relief to my scars and delight of my eyes...
Deliverance with its heady veil of fragrance
Step by step, I create new curlicues on the opulent sand carpet
Touched with the blush of dawn...
Oh desert wind, caress his hair while he is in the realm of slumber
Guard his dreams, soft like rose petals,
Seal his lips with a blissful desire
Shield him with prayers and scatter his grief
Oh desert wind, kiss his lashes of the finest silk
Softly, like angels touch our reveries
If he smiles, my heart will rejoice
And sparkle like a placer of diamonds..
The soul of Dubai
Beyond the cold neon hearts I feel the spirit of infinite freedom
Concrete muscles and veins of steel protect something invisible oh so delicate
Like the finest silk, soft like a butterfly's wing
Beyond my lens lies the city of life, crowded with voices of hundreds of languages
Yet I walk alone...
Knots of highways and myriads of firebugs
Caravan of kaleidoscopic visions in my fevered mind
Next stop is mine, the dream is over
Just let me kiss your sky for a moment
And scoop a handful of stars from the Gulf...
The Desert Scroll
(Inspired by Emirati Desert)
I read the sand ripples like poetry lines
Revelation of the sacred infinity
Sip the majesty of Creation from your warm hands
Every step is filled with excitement and awe
Sun melts beyond the blurry niqab of horizon
Relief to my nomadic soul lost in the sands
Away from the city hive and bokeh-like faceless crowd
Where I am nothing but a shadow on the soulless walls
Away from the one I pretended to be...
Do you know how much tears are hidden behind the dazzling smile?
Brother falcon, come sit on my hand
Wind filled with a delicate aroma of oud will scatter our sorrows
Let's indulge in this sacred silence
Under sapphire stars...
Busy city that never sleeps
Night left kisses with velvet lips
Through the lace of unveiled desires
Feel its passion like pulsing wire
Mesmerized by its heady scent
Moonlight gently will touch its hand
Desert flower full of grace
Will the bliss of this night embrace
With the falcon my dream will fly
I'll come back to you, my Dubai...
Oh Africa, embrace me with your warm rays of sun
Sleepy and defenseless in its pristine purity
Gently shake off the deceptive visions
Guide me through the trail of wilderness
I hear your heartbeat, it's pulsing within
Your blood is rushing like the full-flowing Mara it its might
Millions of hooves resonate in me
Giving me shivers, so glorious is this scene...
Oh Africa, I'm aching with you
Shedding tears when words fail
Your lament is mine and so are your scars
Carved by greed never to erase...
When your child falls down and bleeds
A trophy of pride and arrogance
Something dies inside of me, too
Yet I'm the voice of the voiceless, the weak and betrayed
I look at the dusty horizon
With an intricate silhouette of acacia
Delicate and unshakeable, with the dignity of the wild
And my soul rejoices, it gives me hope..
The desert poem
I see a mesmerizing veil of sunrise
Hugging your silhouette with iridescent wings
Shielding your reveries from ominous sandstorm of doubts
With a fanciful kaleidoscope of mirages
I see the wind caressing the desert in a slumberous bliss
So softly it leaves the elusive ripples like kisses
To be scattered with the falcon cry in azure infinity
Let us greet the newborn day with Salat Al-Fajr
And disappear on the other side of horizon...
Theorem of Unity
I’m learning from water
How to adapt to any shape
Remaining sincerely transparent
I’m learning from fire
Who leaves ashes and ruins
But warms hands
Nature is the greatest teacher
I whisper a theorem of unity
This is my prayer
And embrace a sky
Like a butterfly