Monthly Archives: September 2009

Poem: New Moon

How strange that it’s all based on the sighting of the slightest sliver of the moon! The whole sky veils it then, only the curved edge, like the rim of a silver glass, can be barely seen, yet it signals … Continue reading

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2 Poems from 25th Ramadan (from Ramadan Sonnets)

AFTER AFTERNOON NAP 1 Awakening from finally a Sunday afternoon nap having a hard time actually getting up, from weakness? From being an empty lead weight? From mental inertia at not being able to go right into the kitchen and … Continue reading

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Ramadan Sonnet: Town

for Abdallateef Whiteman, village architect An adobe wall, dust by dust, is built up to surround the town. A trail enters it from desolate and wild surroundings. A cut-off from the unpredictable and unkempt in nature is made, a boundary. … Continue reading

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