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Long Arabic Poems

Long Arabic Poems. Below are the most popular long Arabic by PoetrySoup Members. You can search for long Arabic poems by poem length and keyword.

Erin, for a girl who embodies Ireland
by Michael R. Burch

All that’s left of Ireland is her hair—
bright carrot—and her milkmaid-pallid skin,
her brilliant air of cavalier despair,
her train of children—some conceived in sin,
the others to avoid...

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Categories: arabic, ireland,
Form: Sonnet

Tawfiq Zayyad translation: Here We Shall Remain
Here We Shall Remain
by Tawfiq Zayyad
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

Like twenty impossibilities
in Lydda, Ramla and Galilee ...
here we shall remain.

Like brick walls braced against your chests;
lodged in your throats
like shards of glass
or prickly cactus...

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Categories: arabic, poems, poverty, prison, race, racism, song,
Form: Free verse
Fadwa Tuqan translations
Fadwa Tuqan has been called the Grand Dame of Palestinian letters and The Poet of Palestine. These are my translations of Fadwa Tuqan poems originally written in Arabic.

Enough for Me
by Fadwa Tuqan 
loose translation/interpretation by...

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Categories: arabic, allah, culture, earth, love, nature, voice, writing,
Form: Free verse
The Poet of Palestine: Fadwa Tuqan
English translations of Arabic poems by Fadwa Tuqan aka "The Poet of Palestine"

Enough for Me
by Fadwa Tuqan 
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

Enough for me to lie in the earth,
to be buried in her,
to sink...

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Categories: allah, arabic, culture, nature, poetess, poetry, writing,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Used to go to this Bar
Red light, the neon beer sign on the distant wall reflects off the long expanse of polished bar top, overpowering the quiet brown wood. It’s after lunch, only a few people in to stir the...

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Categories: arabic, addiction, beauty, drink, religion, society, solitude,
Form: Prose

Translation of 'The Story' by Kama Nasser
The Story
by Kamal Nasser
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

I will tell you a story ...
a story that lived in the dreams of my people,
a story that comes from the world of tents.
It is a story...

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Categories: arabic, betrayal, christian, conflict, courage, devotion, religion,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member NonEastern Family Politics
I began reading Jane Anna Gordon's "Creolizing Political Theory"
from the back toward the front,
as usual,
because if I appreciate where this narrative journey will end,
then I probably will find we start off with similar questions 

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Categories: arabic, culture, health, power, , literature, , western,
Form: Political Verse
Such Tenderness, for the Mothers of Gaza
Such Tenderness
by Michael R. Burch

for the mothers of Gaza

There was, in your touch, such tenderness—as
only the dove on her mildest day has,
when she shelters downed fledglings beneath a warm wing
and coos to them softly, unable...

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Categories: angel, arabic, baby, caregiving,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member PROLOGUE
Whether you have come to possess this compendium of doggerel confessions by chance or by choice, should you decide to venture beyond this page, I politely suggest you consider the contents to be nothing more...

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Categories: arabic, allegory, literature,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Slow Gin and Astral Conversations

"Slow Gin and Astral Conversations"

A maze me?

I’m the architect 
of my own destiny
he beguiled her 
from the depths of 
his bottled up Carceri
she knew him 
before he became 
a complex 
twixt your world

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Categories: arabic, dark, muse, symbolism,
Form: Epic
Mahmoud Darwish English Translations
Mahmoud Darwish English Translations of Arabic Poems

by Mahmoud Darwish
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

This land gives us
all that makes life worthwhile:
April's blushing advances,
the aroma of bread warming at dawn,
a woman haranguing men,
the poetry of Aeschylus,

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Categories: allah, arabic, judgement, race, racism, rights, visionary,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Make Love To Me In That Ancient Place
The Bedouins, bequeathed with the sacred beauty of paradise harsh,
trusted guardians of jealous gorges and gifted groves
lead me from the Wadi Musa to the humble ingress of Petra,
saying with thrill, the Jin of your Jihad...

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Categories: arabic, adventure, desire, history, love,
Form: Epic
Sibling rivalry with the children of Abraham

For thousands of years animosity has existed between the Arabs and the Jews, we know this, but what is the reason? 
Let’s go back in time and try to...

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Categories: arabic, bible, christian, conflict, history, jewish, world,
Form: Didactic
Premium Member Oh Holy Easter
Oh Holy Easter, Oh Holy Easter,                             ...

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Categories: arabic, celebration, easter, song, spiritual, uplifting, words, world,
Form: Verse
What You Are, What You Mean To Me
What You Are, What You Mean To Me...

Oh Wife! You are my life, 
around which I spin my daily axis -
My work, dealings, obligations, routine is as a nexus,
Interacting connecting life with gratified emotional plexus...

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Categories: arabic, dedication, destiny, devotion, husband, love, marriage, wife,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Purposes of God
VIDEO/AUDIO on YouTube above. NOTE: On the video; double-click to enlarge, and/or, right-click for the drop-down menu and click on 'Loop' for auto-repeat, click settings and pick the highest level for quality viewing.
VIDEO: Lyrics in...

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© Hilo Poet  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: arabic, creation, easter,
Form: Lyric
The Immigration Officer Asked Me
                                 "The Immigration...

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Categories: arabic, poetry,
Form: Prose Poetry
Black Iraqi Woman
Black Iraqi Woman
Written by Faleeha Hassan
Translated from the Arabic by William Hutchins
Shortly before my father died, he whispered to me longingly: “Daughter, treasure this, because it authenticates your heritage to our kinsfolk!” When I accepted...

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Categories: arabic, me,
Form: I do not know?
Keep Me Good Company
Keep Me Good Company…

From spiraling into unconstructive decay, 
Plugging my volcano of negative gossip & hearsay, 
Planting productive advice to direct my way,
Removes pokey cacti from under my feet,...

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Categories: arabic, best friend, destiny, environment, faith, friendship, inspirational,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Cleopatras Palace A True Narrative
Alexandria, Egypt is well known for being the city where Cleopatra once ruled her people and both she and her famous lover, Mark Anthony met their final, tragic fates.  It is where the "Pharos...

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Categories: allah, arabic, culture, feelings,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Invention of Zero
By which nothing is divided.
No zero
no negative
no opposite
no hope
no Adam, no apple, no marriage, no morning.
No mirror
no knowledge
no God, no soul, no ear lobe, no Iliad, no Odyssey.
No universe
no black hole
no zodiac
no hero
no mission, no...

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Categories: arabic, father, future, home, hope, math, morning, wind,
Form: Verse
My Perfect Home Zone
My Perfect Home Zone...

I want the breeze of Jannah to permeate our abodes,
A restful peace within it take hold,
So I ask Allah to fill in them His light entirely,
with joy, contentment, & pure tranquillity,
To answer...

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Categories: arabic, family, happiness, home, inspiration, islamic, meaningful, prayer,
Form: Tail-rhyme
Final Wishes of a Poet
Final Wishes of a Poet 
Arabic poem By: Rukn-al-Din Yunus
Translated into English By: 
Inaam Al-Hashimi (Gold_N_Silk)
(Part 1 of 3)

Lend me a handful of earth
So that I may make you a statue 
You have not seen...

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Categories: arabic, death, deep, emotions, family, poets, wife,
Form: Prose Poetry
The Pasquinade Of Life
I am the Mozart of my name
And I wait for you my Je’amour
To paint the parfai’d affair
And cross the fur elise of time
O vogue of vogues
Love is written in visions of glory
Even where the vogues...

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Categories: arabic, freedom, love,
Form: Free verse
Naked And Afraid
each of us is naked inside our clothes left as a tender rose as you suppose
an untimely gift so you get my drift in a center from the mind you got this
a tender swept deal...

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Categories: anti bullying, arabic, aubade,
Form: Free verse