Thursday, December 21, 2006

A Flicker will do


At times
Weather reflect on me
In an expected ways
It touches me
Desert winter
Keeps a float towards me
Imitating grey clouds
That floats on sunny day
Snatching lightness away
It leaves certain frost in me
Numbness spreads
Beyond my hand and feet
The sun keeps piercing
Lights between clouded sky
The agony to whisk cold in me
Numbness pins me in its walls
Though I snatched a flicker of flame
To seed deep inside
It's weak, yet it fights
Surviving beyond all odds
I don’t need real fire
Discarding the cold

copyright 2006 nasra al adawi

The photo above is taken by me today in search of traces of rain near by my home...Being so much used to the heat, the weather is a bit changing and for me Im not use to the touch of cold weather...


Blogger samuru999 said...

Lovely words Nasra!
I really feel the words!

The weather has changed here drastically...we had a major blizzard yesterday...and we are just waiting for the streets to be plowed of all the snow...
I was feeling very unsettled...
and am waiting for the sunshine to appear to brighten my mood!

Thanks for the visit...
and the Christmas wishes!
I send my best wishes to you also for a wonderful Holiday season full of many blessings!


P.S Love your title...
A Flicker will do.

10:25 AM  
Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I've never thought of cold in the desert! Nice work.
That photo is beautiful! I love it when I can see other's worlds.

10:22 PM  
Blogger Idi said...

I am fine - I wish you a merry Christmas, too.

I like the poem.

It reminds me of the time when some years ago the first snow was falling down on South Africa near Durban in the mountain region.

It had been the first snow after some one hundreds of years or so...

Even every winter in South Africa RSA is very cold for us European because even if it's not so cold as in Europe, they have no central heating down there and when it's always raining and it's like a could autumn day - without central heating - we Europeans are cold, too, then, in the South-African winter


11:57 AM  
Blogger iamnasra said...

Hi Idi, I gues you are right we dont have heating just ACs and its cold

12:20 PM  
Blogger polona said...

this is a wonderful photo, i love the starkness in it, and it reflects well in the poem, too.
beautiful, nasra!
may you have a wonderful and warm christmas!

1:33 PM  
Blogger "Angeldust" said...

Neither am I (we) here!
I can absolutely relate to the ofinfluence of weather on our moods... nicely expressed!

Wishing you to same I wish all around here... (and the western world)
All the warmth and wonder of the season - which is meant to be one filled with joy, love. compassion and peace...

9:06 PM  
Anonymous gel said...

Dear Nasra,
I hope the weather warms up soon for you. Your writing is strong.
I can feel "the agony to whisk cold in me/numbness pins me in its walls".

Your photo shows the bleak weather very well.

2:19 AM  
Blogger ufukhati said...


Just (again) to thank for the visit.

I enjoy your poem.

Happy poeming and best of luck.

Thank you.

7:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the photo is amazing!

And I love the poem too!

4:41 PM  
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7:08 PM  
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11:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best of wishes my friend for a beautiful Holiday Season

11:49 PM  
Blogger trinitystar said...

Your warmth is in your heart, there gently nestles the eternal flame ... the flicker of light of the Divine.
Merry Christmas Nasra to you and your family.

2:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pretty words.
I just saw pictures of Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. Quite the work of wonder.
While we stagnate and wage war Arabia progresses on into the future.

11:58 AM  
Blogger Don Iannone said...

May the spirit of Christmas bless you,Nasra. All the best to you and thanks for being who you are. Don

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

beautiful, both poem and picture

6:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love it, Nasra.

We are having the monsoon rains here in Singapore, certainly cooler (and wetter) here lately.

- Liz

6:05 PM  
Blogger Poetry by Kai said...


7:05 AM  
Blogger Echo said...

Weather, underpoeted, so influential on our lives, moods and existance.
"Nature finds a way."

Thanks for your words, they inspire

10:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Great Stuff!!!!

8:20 PM  

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