Heart Songs


Out of this world

Posted on August 10, 2011 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

Out of this world                                                                 Snowdrops and bluebells Grow beneath your feet As you tread along   Twigs blossom Pink and white As you stroke them With your fingertips   Water flows  From rocks and stones As you caress them With your tender hands   Moonlight glows As you wander beneath Crisp indigo skies Fruits [...]

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Inseparable

Posted on August 10, 2011 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

Inseparable I was there with you When love fell in love I was there with you When joy rejoiced I was there with you When freedom was set free And I was there with you When the sea drowned I was there with you When the sun burnt I was there with you When death [...]

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The Only Way

Posted on July 22, 2011 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

Flower of my life When you flew away My heart couldn’t wait It ran after you With a string of stars I tied my being to yours Merged into you And followed

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A secret message

Posted on July 12, 2011 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian | Edit

  A secret message Engulfed in a scented spiral Untamed… buoyant… I float A thousand thousand stars burst into my being Wow… Heaven *** I am drowning in you Breathing as never before A mystic mist of love… Pure… Tranquil… Surreal *** Your presence… Bliss… Sublime… So real *** I cried of joy Got your [...]

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A song for Lifta

Posted on July 8, 2011 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

A song for Lifta I think of Lifta… I smile…. like a flowerLifta… The healing touch of my grandmother The aroma of her bread, baked with tenderness and love Lifta…The hand of my mother against my face Her gentle fingers running through my curls Lifta…The smile of “Amal” my childhood friend Gazing at Jerusalem in [...]

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A rainbow in grey skies

Posted on June 12, 2011 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

A rainbow in grey skies   My anguish A bottomless well Echoing the murmur of my pain My grief Dry autumn leaves Dancing over my wounds   My sorrow Dark thick clouds Haunting my hollow heart   My world A meaningless word Grey… grey… grey multihued Devoid of my sweetheart laughter   My being A [...]

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Are you a man or an angel?

Posted on June 12, 2011 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

Are you a man or an angel?   Constantly I wonder How can any mortal With only human capacity Live… and die Without leaving any one Feeling anything Towards him But immense admiration  And genuine love Is that at all possible? Can that human be real? How can someone Be adored so much… By so [...]

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Now I whisper

Posted on June 11, 2011 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

Now I whisper   You are my joy and my sorrow You used to whisper   When you smile and when you laugh You make me the happiest man on earth You used to whisper   When you’re hurt or when you cry My heart is filled with grief and gloom You used to whisper [...]

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Mama, I Love You

Posted on May 6, 2011 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

Soon insha’Allah you will be a mother and you will come to appreciate that a mother’s heart cannot have “superficial relationship” with her children, nor does it know how to “play games”   Soon insha’Allah you will come to feel that mother’s love has no limits Pure… profound… magnificent… sincere… intense… infinite… unconditional Soon insha’Allah [...]

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In Loving Memory of my beloved Khaled; “Letting go”

Posted on December 6, 2007 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  Letting go    You were there in front of me… And I was missing you already I was gazing at you Couldn’t keep my eyes off you Going to your shirts that you hang up At the back of the door Smelling them Holding your jumper in my arms Covering my face with it [...]

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Feelings and words

Posted on December 6, 2007 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  Feelings and words   Trying to squeeze Feelings into words Is no act of justice at all It distorts… it disfigures It belittles… it demeans It’s a great offence without a doubt And to my shame and disgrace  Indeed I am to blame Truly “Guilty” I declare Defend me not I don’t deserve   [...]

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Oh I wish

Posted on December 5, 2007 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  Oh I wish   Sweetheart How painful for me Watching your tear Saying good-bye to mine   Wouldn’t I wish To have been your fingernail So not even death could split us apart Eternally attached to you   Wouldn’t I wish To have been an eyelash shielding your eyes So as they are closed [...]

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when

Posted on January 22, 2007 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  When   In a month … maybe two… a year… maybe two Wounds would calm down Would ease… and go to sleep… maybe even pass away   My wound is not the same The size of my wound Is bigger than scope of space The age of my wound Is older than the era [...]

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Now I whisper

Posted on January 22, 2007 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  Now I whisper   You are my joy and my sorrow You used to whisper   When you smile and when you laugh You make me the happiest man on earth You used to whisper   When you’re hurt or when you cry My heart is filled with grief and gloom You used to [...]

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Nostalgia

Posted on January 22, 2007 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

   Nostalgia   Since my eyes met with yours I knew… I knew it was you The one my heart was yearning for “Love at first sight” They say   When you proposed Hesitation struck I thought… I’m still too young I thought… I don’t know you well enough I thought… we’ve only met a [...]

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Longing

Posted on January 22, 2007 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  Longing     Longing to touch your face Tell you how beautiful Just like your soul   Longing to hold your hand Tell you how warm Just like your heart   Longing to stroke your hair Tell you how soft Just like your manners   Longing to gaze into your eyes Tell you how [...]

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Like two small children

Posted on January 22, 2007 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  Like two small children     Do you remember that magical afternoon? When the sun smiled at us And like two fascinated children We smiled back   Then, like two playful children We ran together Chasing a butterfly On the hills of Windermere   Like two happy children We wandered together As we enjoyed [...]

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Let there be love

Posted on January 22, 2007 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  Let there be love     I am in pain Yes… Too much pain I don’t deny   Yet wings of joy are spread wide Carrying me through Lifting me high   Joy of knowing you So closely   Joy of being part of your life If only for a while   Joy of [...]

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In the nest of Ness

Posted on January 22, 2007 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  In the nest of Ness     Overlooking the rockery garden In your loving arms I fell asleep   Your lap Most tender pillow And warm abode   For how long did you hold me sitting so still? I never even asked   Sky was drizzling love   Clouds gleaming with delight   And [...]

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Khaled; my legend

Posted on January 22, 2007 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  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 [...]

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Land of sorrow

Posted on January 22, 2007 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  Land of sorrow   Do you remember When I wrote my legend And with my magical wand I turned you into a sparkle of light Then hid you in my heart   That sparkle has then exploded With a novel big bang A universe of love was born With a thousand thousand stars Dazzling… [...]

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Inseparable

Posted on January 22, 2007 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  Inseparable   I was there with you When love fell in love   I was there with you When joy rejoiced   I was there with you When freedom was set free   And I was there with you When the sea drowned   I was there with you When the sun was burnt [...]

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I would if I could 1

Posted on January 22, 2007 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  I would if I could 1     I would if I could, take your place   Lie down in a hospital bed   And surrender   Let the surgeon’s knife    Cut me open   For it is much easier for me   To experience the pain   To live the pain   [...]

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I would if I could 2

Posted on January 22, 2007 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  I would if I could 2    I would if I could Wait for you Until you’re ready To be my companion In my final journey   I would if I could Fight death fiercely Until he can see That we are one soul  living in two different bodies    I would if I [...]

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I said… you

Posted on January 22, 2007 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  I said… you   They said… a sun Within its radiation  The secret of existence I said… you   They said… a full moon Within its light The enchantment of eternity I said… you   They said… a melody A heavenly tune most entrancing A song… pure… divine I said… you   They said… [...]

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Heavenly qualities

Posted on January 22, 2007 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  Heavenly qualities   In the winter mornings When the sun is late coming out The winds are blowing The grounds are frozen I am still tucked in   You sneak out of bed Ever so quietly… ever so gently Trying hard not to disturb my sleep   Then when you start getting dressed You [...]

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Feelings and words

Posted on January 22, 2007 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  Feelings and words   Trying to squeeze Feelings into words Is no act of justice at all It distorts… it disfigures It belittles… it demeans It’s a great offence without a doubt And to my shame and disgrace  Indeed I am to blame Truly “Guilty” I declare Defend me not I don’t deserve   [...]

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Dreams and realities

Posted on January 22, 2007 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  Dreams and realities     “There is only a fine line that divides Dreams and reality” They say   In my world There is no line   My dreams and my reality Are one and the same   Smoothly Blending in   As colours unite New hues are born   From blue and yellow [...]

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A rainbow in grey skies

Posted on January 22, 2007 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  A rainbow in grey skies   My anguish A bottomless well Echoing the murmur of my pain   My grief Dry autumn leaves Dancing over my wounds   My sorrow Dark thick clouds Haunting my hollow heart   My world A meaningless word Grey… grey… grey multihued Devoid of my sweetheart’s laughter   My [...]

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Letting go

Posted on December 6, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  Letting go   You were there in front of me… And I was missing you already I was gazing at you Couldn’t keep my eyes off you Going to your shirts that you hang up At the back of the door Smelling them Holding your jumper in my arms Covering my face with it [...]

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But then…how?

Posted on December 6, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  But then…how?   How can I face the Lake District Without you What can I say to the trees That we used to caress together When they feel my cold trembling hands?    How can I comfort the mountain That we used to climb When it starts mourning you?   What can I tell [...]

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The last two weeks

Posted on December 6, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  The last two weeks     Sitting in my bedroom Numb… frozen Surrounded by many… many people   I could see  Their blank faceless faces No comprehension   I could hear Their void voiceless voices No understanding   I could feel Their invisible subtle movements No perception   For two whole weeks My bedroom [...]

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About dreams 1

Posted on December 6, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  About dreams 1   From the womb of agony Dreams are born Sweet and pure We nourish and groom And watch them grow   After living in us For long enough They come alive And before we know it We start living in them Living…them   October-2005   © Copyright 2006 Nahida Izzat -PoetryforPalestine [...]

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About dreams 2

Posted on December 6, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  About dreams 2   I grow dreams in my garden Colourful dreams Wild dreams And evergreens   In autumn I plant their seeds deep Feed them hope And tender care   In spring My garden blooms Bursting with colour   A bouquet of scented dreams I gather And at your feet I lay them [...]

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Detached

Posted on December 6, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  Detached    Life was raging all around me And all was surreal   I was looking at me Madly searching for you I knew what had happened I felt sorry for me I embraced   I was watching me Sobbing… trembling With my sore heart throbbing I put my arms round me And comforted [...]

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Hakunah matata

Posted on December 6, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  Hakunah matata    “May you…never… ever lose this warm embrace May these loving arms shelter you forever”   You used to pray holding me tenderly   Those few words My security-blanket Swathed this restless weary mind to serenity   Those few words Flowered in my heart A meadow… snowdrops… lilies… jasmine and camellias   [...]

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Selfish

Posted on December 3, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  Selfish I feel greedy today  Holding onto your things Not wanting to part  My mind is whispering “You would make some one’s life A little bit better If only you could share”  But my heart is clinging on Refusing to let go   I want to keep your olive shirt Your auburn jumper… your [...]

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Taste of love

Posted on December 3, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  Taste of love   I didn’t see the wonders of love Until your eyes gazed into mine   I didn’t feel the warmth of love Until your hand reached out to mine   I didn’t sense the joy of love Until your heart danced with mine   I didn’t know the taste of love Until [...]

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When I held the world

Posted on December 3, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  When I held the world   There, on the top of the mountain I sat with you You held me in your arms And in my arms I held the world   There on the top of the mountain Dawn spread its wings out … took a deep breath then embraced us with a smile [...]

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Without you

Posted on December 3, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  Without you    A wingless dove… struggling to survive A dry flower… Fighting for its life A soulless body… I linger Without you by my side   A drained heart Like Moses’ mother’s Gazing at the basket As her baby drifted away Exhausted by yearning Forever waiting   Hopelessly Searching for your voice In [...]

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Trapped

Posted on December 3, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

Trapped   Every morning I wake up Into my nightmare  Stretching my arm out   YOU ARE NOT THERE My heart screams  I want to break FREE And follow you 25—6-2006 © Copyright 2006 Nahida Izzat  -PoetryforPalestine – All Rights Reserved

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When I said goodbye

Posted on November 29, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  When I said goodbye Unlike yourself You were cold When I kissed you goodbye   Unlike yourself You didn’t hold me close You didn’t even kiss me back   Unlike yourself When I cried You didn’t try to comfort me   Unlike yourself You didn’t follow me with your eyes As I was leaving… [...]

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Tell them

Posted on November 29, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  Tell them    Sweetheart Did you hear the rumours? People are whispering, they say: Our love is a myth… a fairy tale It can’t be real Too good to be true   Sweetheart People are talking, they say: Something surreal has happened between these two The fable of their love is legendary Mighty death [...]

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Permanent

Posted on November 29, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  Permanent    How can I erase you from my book of memories? When you’ve been engraved On every page Imprinted on every line Carved along with every word   How can I delete you from my system? When you’ve been saved In every folder Formatted by every font Pasted with every pixel   How [...]

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Joy and sorrow

Posted on November 29, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  Joy and sorrow  With your departure A black hole carved into my heart A monstrous oblivion Consumed my whole being My whole universe   In a glance From behind the laptop screen Your gentle eyes gazed at me The gates of my soul flung open A surge of memories flooded in Filling my core [...]

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Is it really cruel?

Posted on November 29, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  Is it really cruel?  People say What happened to you Is so cruel… so unfair To have to lose khaled  In such an awful way When you are so much in love   I say it is very painful But not at all cruel Death is nothing But a gate way Everything dies Everyone [...]

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All I want is

Posted on November 29, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  All I want is One moment of madness    Would you forget me? If I disappear from your life You asked me once   Teasing you I replied With this memory of mine There are no guarantees I don’t trust it with anything   You know I might know people for years But when [...]

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Pure love

Posted on November 25, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

   Pure love Pure love is selfless It demands nothing at all Its greatest satisfaction Is seeing the beloved Full of joy and delight   Pure love speaks no language But that of the soul… silence It needs no words For the beloved understands   Pure love does not require Physical closeness It transcends all [...]

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Touch of magic

Posted on November 25, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  Touch of magic  Today Everything was black and white… Void of all colours, My world was grey   You walk in All blushes with blossom Vibrant… fantastic hues   Today My universe was 2D I could only slide sideways Just about left or right   You walk in Up… I pop…  I jump  In [...]

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Hearts

Posted on November 25, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  Hearts    Hearts are not machines, you know That we switch -on and off- as we please Hearts do not abide by rules of reason To them, logic makes no sense at all   When they love they don’t ask why Without resistance they surrender Even if burning with hurt and sorrow They carry [...]

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