Thursday, September 28, 2006

Munch of Lust

Crunched with pleasure
Bites and bites
More to gulp
In sake of quieting the craving
Sinking into a fragile body
Continued with lust
For deep fried tastes
Running beyond proportion
The body can not hold the weight
Layers of fats building walls
The heart is too squeezed
Run out of space to breathe
Still the peek is not reached
Lust of deep fried munch

©2006, Nasra Al Adawi

The month of Ramadhan (fasting) a part of being a month of spirituality for muslims all over the world. We have made it as part of custom to become very artistic with cooking and many are fatty fried foods. This is a message that included me too. Beware, food remains one of temptation that is hard to resist.

I owe this poem and the idea to Liz of blue sky tavern blogspot for her poem
Deep Fried Something (please click the poem to read it in full)

The Photo belongs to Princess Fancy Hen (please click the photo to know about the photographer posted in

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Honey and leaf

Honey and leaf

It feels lonely
Yet she is wrapped
In honey of love
Honey paste
Tastes so sweet
Gentle to the skin
Somehow to her it stings
Unaware how to stand
Among crowd of love
Lonely leaf among scattered leaves
Feeling so lonely
Unable to fit in crowd of leaves

©2006, Nasra Al Adawi

How odd to write these poetic thoughts to be lonely in midst of those who love you the most. The isolation that pricks on the soul like a sand watch, the grains fall bits by bits. I'm in mid of my calmness yet the wind brings that sense of loneness, I face the crowd but they vanish out of my sight its only me with the wind and here in deserted beach I listen to the whispers of waves. The tide it comes and go and I wonder what is there to remain that can be the face of eternity. Time becomes an enemy that you wish you can destroy so all can be still and the reality remains that the tide comes and go.

Among the good news I received a lovely poetry book written in Malayalam. This book is written and translated by Judge Muttathu Sudhakaran his a former district and Sessions Judge. He had visited Oman where he came across my book and took time to meet me with a request to translate my poetry. "I think I have sent a copy of Malayalam translation of your poem The night(Rathri) published in a magazine describing you as the poetess. Another 11 poems published in various literary magazines in karalla stating your name as an Arabic poetess. I shall send you photo copies of relevant pages of magazines to you to see how you appeared in the literary field in Kerala State, India." as he wrote to me in one of his emails. We agreed that the royalty of the book will donated to spread awareness on Cancer " Most probably the beneficiary of Royalty of the book will be the Cancer Institute, Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.(capital city of kerala state.)" as he explained to me with his own words. Finally I also received an email where he had informed me that the feed back on publishing the book "Happy to report that in Kerala, India all the literary periodicals expressed hearty welcome for you poems in translation by me in malayalam. Some cheerful words they used about the eminence of your way of _expression of your poetic ideas. They expressed in print that your handling of verse is useful to poets who are composing in malayalam. If address is given to me in E-mail I shall arrange to send the copy by post. Total price and postage will be one real. Royalty, whatever it may be, will be donated in your name to-Cancer Institute, Government Medical College, Trivandrum,Kerala, India. (There is an organization (alumini) of this College at Muscat, members are former students of this Medical College" Stated Judge M. Sudhakaran.

It is such an amazing news that the chain of giving is continuing for the sake to lend a hand for those who are touched with Cancer. Thank you Judge Muttathu Sudhakaran for your noble cause and keeping the flame of hope alive.

The photo which has been selected to represent an Arabic poetess (Nasra Al Adawi) was taken from Gulnaz. So I thank Gulnaz giving her Arabic touch in the book. (Click the photo to see it in large form)

The lovely photo of honey belong to Matilde B. which I have seen from "Matilde I thank you for taking such amazing photo"

Sunday, September 17, 2006

~Readable Love~

Swirly Swirl...
Originally uploaded by

Bring some love
Mixed with
Breathe of ocean
Spirit of mist
The last drop
Of being
Read my life
In a book
Of your soul
Let all be
In love swirls

©2006, Nasra Al Adawi

Photo by Nomad from

Friday, September 08, 2006


If its words
Scattered all over
Bring them close together
Let them have meaning
Allow your heart to read them
You can read beyond the sentences
You can read between the lines
You can sail so deeply
Beyond what words can take
Just sail further into reading
Reaching the distance of your soul
The world will be
A different shape and color
You will analyze the misconceptions
As you touch shallowness and lies
On reaching the peek of reading
You will weigh scriptures of your life

© 2006, Nasra Al Adawi

The Club President of Rotary Club of Dares Salaam – Mzizima in Tanzania Ms. Elieshi Ndesandjo have been telling me that we have to promote reading… So even though its not the world month of reading…This week my blog is celebrating reading …As I went into analyzing reading, I realized that reading has many layers, don’t let you reading be shallow, sink deep into what you read….

On a theme of reading I found this website very useful on theme of reading and poetry. Take a time to vist it. Very educational, it has meant to be for teachers but I feel its so good to learn out of it for adults too... Click the icon to go to the link

On the news of L.I.P blog it has featured Liz of ~Blue Sky Tavern~ blog. She is a poet from Singapore, I have been so slow to write about it due to my travel and death of a member of my family. Please click the icon on the side to read the interview and should you feel that there is a blog of poetry needed to be highlighted and would like to interview the poet, your are welcome to feature the writer/poet in LIP. As L.I.P is a blog where we celebrate the creativity of each other it’s a blog for any one who like to interview a poet and writer…