Khaled; my legend


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Khaled; my legend

 

I plait my poem,

 Letters of heavenly fragrance

Arranging its words

 A bouquet of scented flowers

I sang its melody

Whispers of soft musk

And pink amber

Pouring it down upon your heart

A cascade of lights

Tranquility and peace

 

I gather the pages

Of autumn leaves  

From the land of wonderful dreams

Adorned with warm paintings

Of rainbow colours and eastern nights

 

With a mystical thread of stars

I embroider my mythical love story

Into a book, like no other

A masterpiece of passion

A saint’s adoration of paradise

 

Weaving Joseph’s coat of multicolour

Of summer’s warmth

Of the glory of spring

And the longing in lovers’ hearts

Throw it over your shoulders

 

Then, with a child’s magical wand

I turn you into a sparkle of light

 Hide you in my heart

 Warming, and protecting you

To blossom with eternal life

That matches your name

My beloved husband

1996

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Khaled is an Arabic name which means eternal life, it’s also my husband’s name

 

© Copyright 2006 Nahida Izzat -PoetryforPalestine – All Rights Reserved 

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