Mohammed Bennis

(1948 / Fez)

Mohammed Bennis
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Mohammed Bennis is a Moroccan poet and one of the most important poets of the Modern Arabic Poetry. He was born in Fez, Morocco, in 1948. He contributes energetically to the modern Arabic poetry and he enjoys since the 1970s, a particular status in the Arab culture. Muhsin J. al-Musawi writes about him: “The Moroccan poet Muhammad Bennis’ articulations tend to validate his poetics in the first place, to encapsulate the overlapping and contestation of genres in a dialectic that takes into account power politics whose tropes are special. As a discursive threshold between Arab East and the Moroccan West, tradition and modernity, and also a site of contestation and configuration, Muhammad Bennis... more »

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Love Is Eternity's River

Nothing but streams,
Continuous
In their nudity-
This is love.
I'm the one who say's:
An analogue finds tranquility in his analogue,
An analogue is connected with his analogue.
I'm the one who says:
The elements of the souls are homo geneous, and in equals
There is congruence. I'm the one who says:
I've experienced
And I've seen.
Take what I've learnt about myself and women-
Love is a mixer of similar souls.

The secret of the necklace is in you,
The secret of dissipation is in you,
O soul that is in possession of
The light worlds
I'm ...

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