Biography of Khalid Albudoor
Khalid Albudoor was raised in Dubai and is considered one of the most important names in the modern poetry movement of the UAE.
He studied mass communication at United Arab Emirates University and then attended Ohio University in the United States where he obtained an MA in Script Writing. He began publishing his poetry in 1980 and has been active in his community, as a founder of the the Emirati Writers’ Union and a participant in several poetry festivals in the UAE and abroad.
A winner of Alkhal Poetry Prize in Lebanon in 1992, he has published five volumes of his poetry.
Khalid Albudoor's Works:
Night (Layl) (1992) ,
Hebr Wa Ghazal (1999) ,
Winter (Shtaa) (2002) ,
Rain on the Sea (Matar Ela Elbahr) (2009)
Like Mirrors in the Dark (Methl Al Maraya Fi-Thalam) (2010) .
Looking Back With Love (2010) An Anthology of Emirati poetry from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Khalid Albudoor Poems
We will meet soon But we will soon part again Not knowing the next meeting place.
Before the sun climbs over the walls of the mud houses unknown Bedouins return to rest themselves in my dreams
What The Day Sheds
Everything is ready the windows cleaned the paths are clear today and you are searching through the old cassettes
Remains Of The Night
Summer's Fog Morning is not here yet I cannot see The sleeping town in front of me.
All That We Have
Because there is no one there Now is the time For me To set off
The moon stays All night Hanging like a lantern In the dark
Before the sun climbs over
the walls of the mud houses
unknown Bedouins return
to rest themselves in my dreams
after selling milk and honey
in the city market.
The sandy courtyard lies in fog
and the palm tree’s plaits