Saturday, May 06, 2006


Libyan blogger Lonehighlander, challenged all her readers to post a poem. I decided to post the link to a poem called 'Winter Rain' that I wrote in January 2005 and was published by The Tripoli Post. Click on the image above to visit the site and read my poem.

There are some fantastic poems written by members of the Muslimah Writers Alliance. You can find some of this year's entries on their blog by clicking on the image above. The Islamic Writers Alliance published a book of poems called Many Voices, One Faith in November 2005; Libyan poetess Nadia Hamed was one of the featured poets.

Thanks Lonehighlander for giving me the opportunity to post my poem and hopefully any other blogger who reads this, will either post a poem they have written or share a favourite. Posted by Picasa


  1. That's a sweet poem Khadijateri thanks posting the link , you should have done so a long time ago , so now we find you have another talent :)

    By the way I wanted to ask how are you getting on with your new car ? no adventures , how is hubby taking your freedom ?

  2. A pleasing poem. It contrasts a gentle, warm sensuality with a heartening paean to the simple joys of homeliness.
    Or something like that.

  3. Thanks highlander! I like to write poetry when the mood strikes me.

    I'm doing OK with the car - It's still a bit scary sometimes and I am taking it slowly - venturing out a little further every time. I found someone that can give me a defensive driving course and I think that will help me lots! - if only it can be worked into the schedule.

    So far no big adventures or excitement though - I get faormer students honking, waving and shouting out "Hey Mrs Khadija!" from time to time. They do that when I'm walking down the street and I usually ignor them but in the car I honk back! :)

  4. Lovely poem .
    Well done Khadija! How you do it God only knows !


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