Adeeb Kamal Ad-Deen


Adeeb Kamal Ad-Deen
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Adeeb Kamal Ad-Deen (Arabic: أديب كمال الدين‎) (born 1953) is an Iraqi Australian poet, journalist and translator writing in Arabic and in English.
Adeeb Kamal Ad-Deen studied Economics and English Literature at the Baghdad University and has a Diploma of Interpreting (Arabic-English) from the Adelaide Institute of TAFE in South Australia.
He has published 14 poetry collections and won the major prize of Iraqi poetry in 1999. His poetry has been translated into many languages and reviewed by many Iraqi and Arabic critics and published in Man of Letters: 33 critics write about Adeeb Kamal Ad-Deen's poetry (edited by Dr. Migdad Rahim). On the same subject, the Syrian critic Dr. Saleh... more »

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Small Poems

Do not go further
Than the children's table,
Than the lofty joy's table,
Than lofty date-palms,
The duck's singing,
The clay icons and the winds of herbs.
Do not go further than the desert of jealousy,
The blue sleep,
The desert of white lime and the unkempt words.
Do not go further than the body of vision.
What is the use of poems
If they do not lead me?

"What do I do- the stag said -
If you drink from my pulse?"
The crocodile was silent for a while.
On the stag's cheek
On the river's cheek and flowers'
The crocodile patted ...

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