he tacks the course of his dhow
along the Nile of her dark eyes,
her long hair,
the narcotic of blue water lilies,
her lotus pose facing both
the rising, and the setting sun,
the young fisherman begs to know
as he sings upward with his might
and his desire, into the sail
that catches the crosswind--
What is your name, scented one,
in the smoke that rises
from the shores of the cataracts,
where I bring to you my bounty!
He peers into the azure above,
waiting for her answer to fill his sail,
calling out once more as his teeth gleam--
Ma huwa 'ismuki?
Ma huwa 'ismuki? = What is your name? (f)
The second of two entries submitted for the #Word-Smiths's Colors Poetry Contest scarlettletters.deviantart.com…
10/8/12: added a beautiful preview piece with the help and skill of `RetroZombie Thank you so much, John!
And the image used as the preview piece is thanks to "blue lotus" by *moa810
2/27/13: Featured here:
cherry likes near midnightA Little Birdie http://pursuingthecerberus.deviantart.com/ + TwilightPoetess + Me = Interview --> http://fav.me/d5v9hj7
Here's a collection of cherry likes:
167 by ~celilsezer Sin Pausa by *JaimeIbarra
Jack by *riparii things i must do before i die: by ~ChloroformBoy Jazz by *AMWeitz Blue Lotus by `jade-pandora Birdmen by *PursuingTheCerberus carboniferous resources by *alapip mourning happiness by ~jikivigoig A Relationship by *glossolalias it's your call, starling by *v-espertine :thumb348038684: statues by *antonfrost raw collection of poems by =KaitForest
7/25/13: Featured here:
Let's Talk Writing: Issue 19Let's Talk Writing: Issue 19
Let's Talk Writing is my news article featuring five different writers that I've discovered here on deviantArt. It will be published every Friday. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to note me. I will take them into consideration (which means I'll most likely accept them.) Now, let's talk writing!
Writer #1: :iconblakecurran: *BlakeCurran
What inspired you to start writing?
I honestly can't remember when I even started writing; it feels like I've always wanted to write. But, the inspiration for me to keep writing comes from the notion of taking a nebulous idea and shaping it into a story, of turning essentially nothing into something — something real, something true and moving. I love to reach people through my words, even just to make them smile or to stop a moment and think.
Also, my dream job is to become a nove
What language is that phrase? US citizens aren't taught enough other languages, just dialects. Pfft.
This is terrific. I love the wind in juxtaposition, in close proximity, interest-wise by the male character, as the lotus is.
My goodness thank you so much for your appreciation, and for fav'ing the piece.
The language is Egyptian Arabic. And yes, I agree with your statement.
Thank you so much, Carden -- your support of my efforts is greatly appreciated! ^.^
Ah thank you so very much, Shara, for sharing such lovely appreciation with me!
Withstands repeated readings Jade.