Ahmad Shiddiqi

Rookie (March 7,1974 / Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia)

ا ل د ّ ا ر ة Andorra - Poem by Ahmad Shiddiqi

a small landlocked country
eastern Pyrenees mountains
bordered by Spain and France

a prosperous country
tourism and a tax haven
highest human life expectancies

Andorra la Vella, Canillo
Encamp, Escaldes-Engordany
La Massana, Ordino, Sant Julià de Lòria

Our Lady of Meritxell
Catalan, a Romance language
predominantly Roman Catholic

contrapàs, marratxa, sardana, Saint Anne's dance
derived from al-Darra (ا ل د ّ ا ر ة ;) , the Arabic word for forest

Valira river
Coma Pedrosa

Ramon Villeró
Michèle Gazier

Virtus Unita Fortior
Strength United is Stronger

El Gran Carlemany, Mon Pare
The Great Charlemagne, my Father


Comments about ا ل د ّ ا ر ة Andorra by Ahmad Shiddiqi

  • Silver Star - 3,899 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (9/21/2010 5:43:00 AM)

    a small landlocked country
    eastern Pyrenees mountains
    bordered by Spain and France

    a prosperous country
    tourism and a tax haven
    highest human life expectancies

    Good trvelogue. Thanks.

    Regards,
    pranab (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 1 Points Kolawole Ajao (4/22/2010 12:13:00 PM)

    The picture of Andorra couldn't be painted better than this. Good poem. Continue. Could you do Nigeria, please? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Raj Nandy (1/10/2010 11:41:00 PM)

    IT IS ALWAYS REFRESHING TO LEARN SOMETHING NEW THROUGH THE MEDIUM OF POETRY! THIS POEM ENTICED ME TO READ-UP ABOUT THIS COUNTRY IN THE NET! THANKS FOR SHARING!
    -Raj (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tomás O Cárthaigh (10/31/2009 8:10:00 PM)

    I have yet to be to Andorra, very good for Skiiing I gather... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Not A Dream Choice (10/1/2009 1:48:00 PM)

    amazing poem...even if the arabic letters in the beggining i must say can be kind of confusing actually (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Rachel Ann Butler (9/17/2009 3:39:00 PM)

    Catalan, a Romance language.

    Rachel Ann Butler (Report) Reply

  • Rookie ****tamara Hanaring.****** , A Thought Mate, (7/21/2009 4:27:00 AM)

    excellent poem..beautiful writing (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,113 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (6/7/2009 2:20:00 AM)

    I visited Andorra.Found it dissapointing, I don't think I was there long enough. It was a bus trip. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 446 Points Indira Renganathan (4/27/2009 4:59:00 AM)

    I looked into the dictionary, map for this place...then back to your poem...
    prosperity lies in unity of a country...though most of your words I don't understand
    so much of Andorra's wealth I grasp...thanks for letting me know abot this place (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Gayle Anne Goff (3/22/2009 3:08:00 PM)

    VERY GOOD AHMAD WILL TRY TO READ MORE OF YOUR POEMS (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,253 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (1/28/2009 9:25:00 AM)

    Let me come to this place so that my eyes may see what my ears have heard. Very beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie hidden poet (11/14/2008 12:19:00 PM)

    this is no travel logue. it is a painting of the beauty of andorra. it is very wonderful (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Shimon Weinroth (10/21/2008 2:36:00 AM)

    A travel logue of interest
    nice poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Fred Babbin (9/10/2008 10:41:00 AM)

    This is not a poem. It reads like a tour guide. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ivor Hogg (9/2/2008 5:33:00 PM)

    An unexpected subject but I found it interestin to read (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Carol Rhodes (8/15/2008 12:19:00 PM)

    AHMAD, THANK YOU FOR THE TRIP THROUGH YOUR COUNTRY AND CULTURE. NICE, INDEED. CAROL (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 13, 2008



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