nadia abduljabbar

Rookie - 99 Points (25/5/1957 / Makkah)

Glance


A glance of two
Hazelnut eyes,
Sweeter than pure honey,
Fresher than spring water,
Declared to mine
What daring lips
Fear to confess,
I got a bit nervous,
I thought I didn’t like it,
I flew to the stairs,
To run far away
From their penetrating glaze,
Thereof, they were again,
Looking at me in tenderness,
My tongue whispered to my lip:
“Oh, how charming
This gaze is”.
……
My night became
As awake as dawn,
I began to sing like a nightingale,
While others were asleep:
Two hazelnut eyes,
Sweeter than pure honey,
Fresher than spring water,
Reached me eagerly,
Touched every cell,
Every curve,
Every nerve;
They aroused my ecstasy,
Their warmth was
As hot bronze is,
They could melt
A heart of steel,
A gift are they,
Or a new test,
From The Most Knowledgeable;
From The Creator
Of weak human hearts,
Were they sent
To heal my wounds,
Or to engrave them,
Like a knife in a copper plate?
Or are they to create
A new stronger pain,
Am I still so naive
To be affected by a grin?
Do I need a new pain to learn from? !
……
Oh, whatever they are,
They brought back
Wisdom to my mind,
Spirit to my heart,
It began to shiver,
After being so numb,
A click... a fast beat,
Followed by another,
Am I beginning
To sense … to feel
To fly in the sky again?
After staying
Semi dead
For so long,
In the intensive care.


Jeddah,1998 (from Women with Wings)

published in poemhunter in

4 May 2013

Submitted: Saturday, May 04, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 02, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Glance by nadia abduljabbar )

Read all 1 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  3. If, Rudyard Kipling
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye
  8. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  9. My Last Duchess, Robert Browning
  10. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
[Hata Bildir]