Amirah Al Wassif

Amirah Al Wassif

Amirah Al Wassif is a freelance writer. She has written articles, novels, short stories poems and songs. Five of her books were written in Arabic and many of her English works have been published in various cultural magazines. Amirah is passionate about producing literary works for children, teens and adults which represent cultures from around the world. Her first book, Who do not Eat Chocolate was published in 2014 and her latest illustrated book, The Cocoa Book and Other Stories is forthcoming.

 
How could Alexandria speak poetry?

Alexandria represents herself as an excellent poet
sits on the top of the world, with curious eyes and merciful heart
dries her eternity hair with civilization towel
picks the obvious stars from the sky
whispers in a very warm tone “hello”

Alexandria hugs you like a sea
she knows how to get you a great piece of advice like a sea!
the poetic kingdom full of tears and smiles

Alexandria, the factory of butterflies
where each elegant butterfly was a perfect poem

All my age, I wonder how could Alexandria speak poetry?
how could that kingdom absorb me?
talk to my senses, to my bones
shared my heart perfectly?

Alexandria represents herself as an excellent poet
invents new words for describing the beauty
sets on the top of the world
uses its landscapes as a punctuations
catches the wet clouds by her magical eyes
and turns them into wondrous verses and miracles

but, she drives me truly insane
while wandering in her corners as a crazy fan
asking myself how could Alexandria speak poetry?
how could that kingdom absorb me?
and share my heart perfectly?

 
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