CategoryPoetry

Only When Desire Screams

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A new POETRY book PRIMED WITH POWERFUL EXPRESSION The heart is the temple of love in which it crowns itself supreme. In unlike all other temples, but like all dictators, love needs no permission to enter, accepts no restrictions, conforms to no rules except its own and rejects all rivals. What it does in this temple is nothing less than one of the greatest miracles of humanity. Every dim corner...

IF I HAD A BILLION HEARTS

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A poem by Adel Bishtawi If I had a billion hearts, And you had a single one, I’d love you a billion times, And a billion more before I’m done. But I have only a single heart, That’s anxious for your dare, Just whisper you want to twine, And the loving billions you prefer. If I had a billion lips, And you had a single pair, I’ll kiss you a billion times, With the softest...

JUST FOR ME

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IS THERE A WAY TO YOUR HEART JUST FOR ME A poem by Adel Bishtawi Is there a way to your heart, Just for me, Or wait I must, And you shall see? I breathe the smell of honey, But I can only see the bee, The song of the old wandering hearts, Many times has been sung, Give me a sign, You’ll be mine, ‘Cause I really think that you should know, I am ready to be stung, And I don’t mind if I wait...

CREATION

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POETIC NARRATIVE OF CREATION By adel bishtawi (1) God created heavens and earth, But His work was not done, Nor did He rest on the sixth day, Until he created woman. (2) On the 7th day, God called his daughter, “My work was finished, When your work began, And from the womb I gave you, You will create your man, And the moment you are two, Forever and ever, You’ll belong to him, And forever and eve...

THE ANCIENT ASTRONOMER

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    A poem by Adel Bishtawi   The ancient astronomer, gathered his students around, We’re guided by stars, So, listen to what I say, I’ll tell you once, Before the break of day, The brightest star in the south is Acrux, The brightest in the west is Venus, The brightest in the north is Polaris, These are the chambermaids, But the princess of them all, Is not above, Turn...