Friday, March 07, 2008

~Stone Town~



"I can not deny
Zanzibar holds my childhood memory"

A dhow had sailed
To an island
Where the coconut trees
Standing tall as the people of this land
The blue sky carried the aroma of cloves
The history of yesterday and now
Had scripted this city
Zanzibar the Stone Town
Then when the night falls
*Forodhani embraces
A welcome with sugar cane juice
Stars and glitters
The sound of waves
Adding on the rhythm
What will always be
Stone Town by night
Gracing Zanzibar

Copyright 2008 nasra al adawi

* Forodhani is a place in Zanzibar city
Where stalls of food are sold and many items
BBQ with special flavor and sugarcane juice

Photo by nomadtraveller at flickr.com

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11 Comments:

Blogger goatman said...

I lie back and imagine the scents and wondrous smells. Each one taking me to faroff places of peaceful lighting and fine friends.
Thank you for this opening into your world.

1:08 PM  
Blogger Alok said...

I like these adventures


Alok

9:20 PM  
Blogger floots said...

a beautiful picture of a faraway place
thank you nasra

3:45 AM  
Blogger Kai C. said...

beautiful

6:15 PM  
Blogger samrina said...

Lovely shots...

Take care

10:52 PM  
Blogger Don Iannone said...

Nasra: This is wonderful. Quite an adventure you are having. Blessings to you. Don

9:16 AM  
Blogger Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

i love zanzabar and any place that side of the indian ocean

2:18 PM  
Blogger zzz-writer said...

nostalgia, sweet memories. basically each person is so alike the other.
every little effort to pen down deep feelings proves this. does it not my friend...
warmly
zzz

1:05 AM  
Anonymous paul maurice martin said...

Your words and photo give me a sense of a place I won't have the privilege to go. Thank you.

9:00 AM  
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Blogger eric1313 said...

Your homeland sounds as beautiful as the pictures show it to be. YOur words do it great justice, Nasra. I'm glad to read them again and again.

12:09 PM  

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