Nazik Al-Malaika

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Nazik Al-Malaika (August 23, 1923 – 20 June 2007[1]) (Arabic: نازك الملائكة‎), Al-Malaika in English: Angels, she was an Iraqi female poet and is considered by many to be one of the most influential contemporary Iraqi female poets. Al-Malaika is famous as the first Arabic poet to use free verse.[2]
Al-Malaika was born in Baghdad to a cultured fami ...
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New Year
New Year, don't come to our homes, for we are wanderers
from a ghost-world, denied by man.
Night flees from us, fate has deserted us
We live as wandering spirits
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2.
Revolt Against The Sun
She stood before the sun, screaming:
'Sun! You are like my rebellious heart
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3.
Who Am I ?
The night asks who am I ?
I am its secrets-anxious, black, profound
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4.
Love Song For Words
Why do we fear words
when they have been rose-palmed hands,
fragrant, passing gently over our cheeks,
and glasses of heartening wine
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5.
Strangers
Blow out the candle and leave us strangers here
We are two parts of the night, so what is the meaning of light?
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