Monday, December 05, 2011

Abu Dhabi- Marina Mall

cute sets safe anchor
in the harbor of shops
statement of fact
plus tard
in the afterbirth
of wisdom
he has the time
like it was always
her money

certainties like that
creep down the hall
of ancient rumors
spend sleepless nights
whispers among shadow
that were once lovers

she will become one
when the coin of
beauty slips into
another purse

this beautiful life
will hibernate
dreaming quietly in
the taj mahal
of remembrance
so beautifully bathed
in the moonlight
of regret

he stands
behind the door
of a shop
that sells time

looking through
the glass at
a world that
strolls past
endangered with
every step
a tv show
of wishes of those
who will watch
only after
the shop
has closed

when they meet
and marry
their small child
cries all the way
through the mall
for something wanted

Posting poetry on my blog

I so miss putting poetry on my blog for you to read. It all started because I publish poetry occasionally and editors have begun demanding that the poems we submit have never been posted anywhere before. I stopped posting poetry before it was published because of that. They, of course, want the only thing they can expect, which is to publish the poem for the first time. After that, the rights of the poem return to the poet and she or he can do whatever they wish with it. The publisher’s request seems reasonable and as if it was the least we can do for them. Still, it has been such a pleasure over the years to be able to share my poetry with you that I miss not being able to do that.
That is why I have decided to start putting original and first-time poetry occasionally on my blog. I am currently in Abu Dhabi and they are celebrating their 40th anniversary as a country. I was at the Marina Mall last night and had a wonderful time. The poem I wrote while I was there is what I will post now with the hope you will enjoy seeing this place through my eyes. The poem is comprised of some selected impressions and pictures of things I saw while I was there and the feelings and understanding the experience left on me. It will appear just above this post and I hope you will enjoy this experience with me.