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The Exaltation of Inanna
The Exaltation of Inanna: Opening Lines, an Excerpt

Nin-me-šara by Enheduanna
loose translation by Michael R. Burch

Lady of all divine powers,
Lady of the all-resplendent light,
Righteous Lady clothed in heavenly radiance,
Beloved Lady of An and Uraš,
Mistress of heaven with the holy diadem,
Who loves...Read More
Categories: sumerian, faith, god, light, religion, religious, sin, spiritual,
Form: Free verse



Lament to the Spirit of War
Lament to the Spirit of War
by Enheduanna (circa 2285-2250 BCE)
loose translation by Michael R. Burch

You hack down everything you see, War God!

Rising on fearsome wings
you rush to destroy the land:
raging like thunderstorms,
howling like hurricanes,
screaming like tempests,
thundering, raging, ranting, drumming,
whiplashing whirlwinds!

Men...Read More
Categories: sumerian, allegory, analogy, conflict, death, soldier, storm, war,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Gilgamesh
GILGAMESH . . .  

Story has it you used your power to run amuck
Putting fear into the people, and brides in Unuk

So the people of Unuk pray to the sky God Anu
To sort out Gilgamesh, without any further ado...Read More
Categories: sumerian, adventure, best friend, brother, character, deep, emotions,
Form: Epic
The Other Nine
They were tormented each day and their suffering was severe
These 10 leopards making their way for the Lord was near
Standing beyond the crowd, these 10 men began to cry out
Their desperate cries so loud reflecting they're difficult bout

Jesus will always...Read More
Categories: sumerian, thanks,
Form: Rhyme
SUMERIAN RECIPES
OUR MASGOUF

The fishes have high wings, but they can feel our deep pain like sisters. Yes, we are the fishes’  brothers and any halo you may see in the dark night is a birthday of this brotherhood. Come here...Read More
Categories: sumerian, food,
Form: Prose Poetry



digital Egypt ancient USA
bars and cages of flags ,colors ,creeds .
in Egypt they've been saying we want to make Egypt great again .
can't help but look at the irony gullible red and white and blue patriots and the slogan again on the rise...Read More
Categories: sumerian, abuse, america, appreciation, cry, evil, heartbreak, humanity,
Form: ABC
Shadows
The little clay tablets have been unearthed,

Their cuneiform secrets quite deciphered.

I sensed a poem of our century lay revealed,
with men waiting eager in the cradle's wings
for this Sumerian development.

Some five thousand years have passed by now,
yet in a deep sense...Read More
Categories: sumerian, life,
Form: Prose Poetry
The Stela epic, PART 1 of 8
The Stela Epic by DR. Mohammed F A Alrazak

The grains of sand, the drops of rain, makes the stage for souls to play 
The prints of feet on rocks were wonders and arts as the birth of mankind will start...Read More
Categories: sumerian, culture, freedom,
Form: ABC
The Woman at the Well
Jesus left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee
It was because of the Pharisees that He had to flee  
It being Samaria that Jesus chose to travel through
Thus stopping by Jacobs well and the land that He knew

The Apostles had...Read More
Categories: sumerian, life, truth, water,
Form: Rhyme
The Needle House
The Needle’s House
 Waiting For the Third Time Out
 Arabic Poem by: Salah Hassan *
 Translated into English by:
 Inaam Al-Hashimi (Gold_N_Silk)
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Between me and me there is a civil war!
 It’s my war alone;
 I will wash away...Read More
Categories: sumerian,
Form: Prose Poetry



SWEET N' SOUR
SWEET N' SOUR EQUALS,
COTTON CANDY/LEMON HEADS
SUCH A BITTER SWEET SYMPHONY.


THIS COLD PLAY HEART, HAS
SEEN IT ALL; CHASING CARS
N' A YELLOW SUMERIAN UNDER
PRESSURE I WON' T FORGET YOU.


SP ("FAM") TO THE END!!! With A little sweet n' sour!!!!!!

Written By: 
Sweet N'...Read More
Categories: sumerian, dedication, family, imagination, on writing and words,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Poetess
There lives with-in, a grande dame fair,
goddess of many talents rare.
Yet, humble in her own shy way,
she weaves her words without delay, beyond compare.

You might just think she lives to write,
that poetry consumes her sight.
I see a soul that lives...Read More
Categories: sumerian, art, words,
Form: Rhyme
Wall and Neutrino, The Poet in New York
(fragment)

English version by Liviu Martinescu

50.
oddly the leaves seem to count us
in their fall
houses shaped as a shrill sound
nobody lives in nobody
often the poor hear the nought in objects
blind people's hands do not signify
in litheness of pure
bars stroking one word
that thought-lives...Read More
Categories: sumerian, inspirational, philosophy, visionary,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Super Dooper Computers
Computers are around us everyday 
Some help us, whilst others let us play
No matter our ages
They can put us in rages
As they carry on with their display

They have been here for many a year
Sumerian abacus, engineered
Even a textile loom
Made this...Read More
Categories: sumerian, computer-internet
Form: Limerick
Time Machine
I write in the cuneiform stylings of the Sumerian
But, somehow, this system won't allow my brand of hieroglyphics
To print out
So, sadly, I must communicate through this jumbled network of characters
And, therefore, I will speak as clearly as this form allows...

The...Read More
Categories: sumerian, allegory
Form: Free verse