ا ل د ّ ا ر ة Andorra Poem by Ahmad Shiddiqi

Ahmad Shiddiqi

Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia

ا ل د ّ ا ر ة Andorra

Rating: 2.8


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 OF THE POEM
hidden poet 14 November 2008

this is no travel logue. it is a painting of the beauty of andorra. it is very wonderful

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Sally Plumb Plumb 07 June 2009

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

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excellent poem..beautiful writing

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Rachel Butler 17 September 2009

Catalan, a Romance language. Rachel Ann Butler

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Carol Rhodes 15 August 2008

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

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Pranab K Chakraborty 21 September 2010

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

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Kolawole Ajao 22 April 2010

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

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Raj Nandy 10 January 2010

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

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Tomás O Cárthaigh 31 October 2009

I have yet to be to Andorra, very good for Skiiing I gather...

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Not A Dream Choice 01 October 2009

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

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Ahmad Shiddiqi

Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia
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