Monday, March 05, 2007

The Lady of this land

Flying scarf
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I step to the beach
So slow in each step
Holding my life scripts
In a book of thoughts
In teasing mood
The wind swirls all over me
My veil falls on my shoulder
As I pull my veil on
My thoughts are drifting
Here I am watching the waves coming to an end
I inhale beauty of life
Touch of this land captures me
I shiver a little
As the wind continues to blow
This is the wind of Oman
And Im the lady of this land
The sand seem to travel with the wind
This is the sand of Oman
And I’m the lady of this land
So proud of every thought of mine
I give a final look at my land

The flag
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Whispering goodbye as I turn my back
Stepping out of the beach
So slow in each step
I could feel
The eyes of the waves watching me
As I fade through the distance
This is the land of Oman
I’m the lady of this land
Here I am
Closing the chapter of my thoughts

copyright nasra al adawi 2007

The above poem was read in charity fashion show held by Karen Green. I can not thank Karen enough for the opportunity to be around all the beautiful elegant ladies and to present a poem in fashion show.

Karen has been highlted in the local media, here is some qouted details " as Over the years, Karen Green has been involved in arranging exciting, dramatic and highly professional events that support various charities and help make a difference to the community. Following the phenomenal success of ‘Fashion Fantasia’ in February 2004 and ‘Catwalk’ in March 2005, she is now presenting another unique and meaningful evening which strives to promote peace, hope and better understanding.

‘One World’ is being organised by Karen Green in collaboration with the South African Embassy in Oman to support the work of the Al Amana Centre. The name ‘Al Amana’ is Arabic for ‘bearing trust’, and it captures the spirit and legacy of many years of service in Oman. Al Amana is a non-profit organisation that serves as an intercultural and interfaith centre striving to build bridges of understanding, trust and cooperation. All who call Oman home know that community life is characterised by tolerance and peaceful coexistence. This provides a wonderful basis for international initiatives to represent the region and the possibilities of working together for the common good. " in Times of Oman.

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Blogger Don Iannone said...

Lovely and empowering, Nasra. Hoping you are well. Don

5:46 AM  
Blogger Kai C. said...


thats so wonderful!

9:08 AM  
Blogger Paul said...

I especially like the line about the waves watching her as she turns to leave the beach. It does feel that way.

10:33 AM  
Blogger magiceye said...

very beautiful poem nasra...loved it

3:35 AM  
Blogger floots said...

really enjoyed this
the beach has a similar effect on me
no matter how often i visit

4:41 AM  
Blogger trinitystar said...

Beautifully written Nasra, I felt the waves and wishing too, to inhale the beauty of life.

Exquisite. :o)

7:38 AM  
Blogger david santos said...


10:50 AM  
Blogger Margie said...

Very beautiful!

6:18 PM  
Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

wonderful poem!

9:22 PM  
Blogger MAHARAJADHIRAJ said...

As a collector of eyes I really liked the idea of "eyes of the waves watching me". Awesome!

7:58 AM  
Blogger nuh ibn zbigniew gondek said...

As salaam alaikum.

Masha'allah. Lovely words.

I write too, come by inshallah when you have a minute to read.

Wa salaama,

nuh ibn

9:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A hymn of love for the beauty of this country

One of the brightest among many highlights, was a walking recital by Muscat poet, Nasra Al Adawi. As the words dropped from her lips, Nasra drifted along an unseen horizon, ever curving toward us and receding like waves upon the shore. She seemed to be singing a hymn of love for the beauty of this country. And no-one can forget the hypnotic echo of her repeated line…and I am the Lady of the Land.
Dr Patricia

11:28 AM  

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