Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Human Vestiges from "Other Poems"


Not lost from my childhood years
is a silent devotion to a sound of bells.
To the dusking altars of all churches 
and the blue domes of minarets in heavenly expanses. 

To an organ's tune at evening,
to wide squares fading in darkness,
and to a fountain that splashes, gently and quietly
and sweetly, like the babbling of unintelligible children. 

I see myself dreaming quietly, folding the hands,
and whispering prayers long forgotten,
and early sadness sombering my gaze. 

Because a woman's figure, wreathed
by sinister grief, glimmers from confused shapes
and pours into me the chalice of nefarious shudders.
A whiff of feverish poisonous plants. 

It makes me dream in lunar dusks,
and quietly I feel entwined, embraced,
and see blood-colored blossoms in the mirrors' brightness. 
Born from the shadow of a breath.

I see myself dreaming quietly, folding the hands,
and whispering prayers long forgotten,
and early sadness sombering my gaze. 








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Friday, 26 July 2013

Announcement Corner: Legal Notice


ALL POEMS AND WORKS ON THIS BLOG (Including Announcements, Event Titles and Ideas are Registered Trademarks under LEBANESE LAW (No. 75/1999 - please see link below) and are the sole property of Omar Baz Radwan.

The Poems are either from previously published materials or materials currently in publication:

Amaranth (2008), ISBN: 978-9953-14-094-4 (World Book Publishing, Beirut).
My Poetry Room (2012), ISBN: 978-9953-14-145-9 (World Book Publishing, Beirut).
Konkrete (currently in publication), registered under ISBN: 978-9953-14-169-8.

Unauthorized use, including total or partial reproduction of these works, is illegal and punishable by law.


The blog is also regularly updated with new/unpublished material which the author has independently registered under the above mentioned Law.





Thank you, and APOLOGIES TO WHOM THIS DOES NOT CONCERN.



Law on the Protection of Literary and Artistic Property, Lebanon:
http://www.economy.gov.lb/public/uploads/files/4600_3516_9524.pdf

Wednesday, 21 November 2012



POET UNDER CONSTRUCTION -












 
This is me, looking through Baudelaire, at you,
dearest reader.


obr