The day before

The day before

28 October 2018

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The news kept coming in, one recount more alarming and shocking than the other. It had all started the day before in Kerman in Iran where an Earthquake with the magnitude of 7.7 had caused several thousands of deaths and several thousands were left injured. Shortly after that followed an Earthquake with the magnitude of 9.3 in Shiraz, the deadliest ever in Iran, taking the death tolls to several hundreds of thousands. The Earth had opened up at Sabzposhan and severe landslides together with the Earthquake had taken their toll on the region. The Earthquake then hit the region of Bandar Abbas, causing tidal waves along the coast.

In Dubai, the tremors were felt by the inhabitants although the radio signaled that there was nothing to fear. Shortly after this news came out, Dubai residents felt tremors shake the city. It seemed like the Earthquake that had started in Kerman was following a zig-zag pattern as the radio announced that another Earthquake had occurred in the capital, Abu Dhabi. The tremors were slight at first with perhaps a magnitude of less than 4 but soon the Dubai residents felt the city shaking with increasing tremors building up another larger Earthquake.

Slowly but surely the tremors increased. It all seemed as if the fault that had opened up in Iran was now continuing its way under the sea. The Dubai residents had run out of their homes as the tremors increased but with the havoc happening outside they wondered if they should go back to the safety of their homes. The skies were filled with helicopters that were taking the ruling family to safety. One wondered where that would be however as everywhere in the city there were recounts of buildings collapsing and the Earth opening up.

A news crew was busy filming the disaster in the air using a helicopter they had hired for the occasion. The level of destruction caused by the Earthquake was unimaginable. Several towers had simply caved in, some others had tilted over and some were split in the middle with the top parts falling off like a peeled orange. Several fires had been ignited everywhere as a result of the falling buildings and badly protected wirings. As the journalists watched, the beautiful Burj Khalifa’s external glass structure shattered into thousands of shards before the top of the building started toppling over.

It seemed like this was not the last of the problems though as they could see a tidal wave forming at the coastline. They watched horror-struck as residents across the coastline clambered to the top of their houses in a desperate move to be saved from the oncoming wave. Some of the journalists shut their eyes in prayer as the wave crashed on the shore, wiping out the entire areas of Jumeirah, Um Suqueim and Dubai Marina as it swept along the coast and made its way to the middle of Sheikh Zayed road. Hundreds of cars that had been jammed in the residents’ desperate attempt to flee the area were soon overpowered by the seething water that rocked them to and fro before casting them against the buildings that were toppling over.

The journalists in the helicopter cried helplessly although they were normally hardened men. They thought of some of their relatives down there whom they would never see again. Some had wives and children who had surely perished, if not drowning in the waters then probably under the falling towers as so many of them had fallen like a series of lego. They thought of how they had come up here to report on what they expected to be minor issues and get at least some sensationalist recounts. Nothing had prepared them for the extent of the disaster which had ensued.

When the tremors of the Earthquake and its aftershock had finally subsided, the center of the city was a lagoon with portions of buildings protruding here and there. The outskirts were reduced to a pile of rubble and in between lay a slushy landscape of debris. The towers had disappeared and the Burj Al Arab structure was leaning more than the tower of Pisa, with only its top part emerging from the waters. The Burj Khalifa looked similar to what it had looked like during its construction several years ago. The top of the building had fallen to the ground, a large part of the middle had caved in and all the glass windows had been shattered leaving it akin to a giant colosseum…

Earthquake – Labrinth ft -Tinie Tempah

 

 

Creatures of the Sun

Creatures of the Sun

19 January 2018

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Winged creature

Hurried into space

Waning face

Withered eyes

It was the toll from the lies

That ran through the Earth

 

Bridled mirth

Shaking my insides

We finish

What began

The race an emblem of man

Burning to divide

 

Flaming ride

Across the valleys

Their wings spin

Tales of lore

When we live forever more

Creatures of the sun

 

Reading of the poem: 

Crystal Cave – Dreaming Cooper

 

Tombstones seal

Tombstones seal

2 May 2017

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Skies that rise

Forgotten the wise

Set sunrise

On demise

The nothing in glaring beam

To be what they seem

 

Birds that mock

Seasons out of stock

Set the lock

On havoc

Desolation way of stream

In the human dream

 

None to stand

I let go Her hand

Cattle brand

In the land

No power left to rewind

Destiny of blind

 

Sands that grind

Rising seas unkind

Stars that wind

In Her mind

Death oncoming theirs to find

Earth in crust to bind

 

Dust piling

Thunder beguiling

Ropes filing

Times riling

Unshed the voice of the meek

In the desert streak

 

Ceilings peel

Pillars downtown reel

Tendrils feel

Tombstones seal

Winds of raging death that reek

Of destruction’s peak

 

Reading of the poem: 

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Dream 1 (Before the wind blows it all away) – Max Richter

Presence extension

Presence extension

20 April 2017

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Weather’s brow

Hard ends in the now

Disavow

Holy vow

Earthen fields that we will plough

Inversion allow

 

Scorching sands

Coursing through the lands

Twirling hands

Raging bands

Times when we had made demands

Fading in woodlands

 

Times version

Breath exhalation

Distortion

Distension

Forging through heart intention

Presence extension

 

Reading of the poem:  

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Mandala Yoga – Lifescapes

A journey within – Lifescapes

The River of Transcendence – Lifescapes

The power of your love قوة غرامك

قوًة غرامك

١٨ أغستس ٢٠١٥

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أحاكيتني

عن هذه العاصفة؟

لقد كذبت

.

كل الكلمات

بلعها توق الشِدَة

و ماتت قهرا

.

أحاكيتني

عن الطوفان الغامض؟

هزَني رعدا

.

أبرقت فيه

بغضب ألف زلزال

فأطفأني

.

أحاكيتني

عن قوة غرامك؟

فاقت الإثنان

.

صمت اللبرق

هدأت الزَلازل

و نطق القلب

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Translation added as a new Haiku

The power of your Love

18 August 2015

Did you speak to me
Of the strength of this tempest?
You had lied to me

For all of the words
Swallowed by need for intense
Died in frustration

Did you speak to me
Of this mysterious flood?
It shook me thunder

I struck it lightning
With anger of thousand quakes
Yet it doused my flames

Did you speak to me
Of the power of your Love
It surpassed them both

Lightning was silenced
While all earthquakes subsided
And then the heart spoke

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