Khalid al Maaly

(1956 / as-Samawa /Iraq)

Biography of Khalid al Maaly

Khalid al Maaly poet

Khalid al-Maaly, born in as-Samawa, Iraq in 1956 is a leading Arab writer, poet and publisher.

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The Dream Of Returning

I had wanted to forget
to go back on foot
the road at noon
taking me home
where the light blazes
the shade is thick
and the dog barks.

I wanted to forget
and almost shouted aloud,
but memories keep unreeling
forcing me into silence
my eyes shut
dragging my heavy feet
perplexed and lost.

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