nadia abduljabbar

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

The Rainbow Phases Of My Jeddah - Poem by nadia abduljabbar

I am fond of;
In LOVE
Not with a smart, handsome, grand
Man this time,
Who keeps me awake,
Until darkness is lame,
Until the Sunshine,

But with a bright, pretty, wonderful,
Witty and wide town;
Her Clear blue sky,
When the Moon is shy,
Her daring sun beam
Tempting you to get
An eternal good tan,
Her golden soft sand,
Invites you to lay down,

Her twinkling stars,
Urge you to compose poesy,
Her blazing far hills
Spreading around
To garnish the colourful skirt
Of her lengthy shore,
Her sparkling waves
That whisper in tenderness
To her whitish shells,
Scattering on her wet Beach,
To her melody,
To her gasping thirsty land,

I adore her playful dawn mist,
Morning dew, and cool sunrise,
I love her with her flaws,
As when it is sound,
With her gummy humidity
That makes me feel
She will not desert me,
Nor will not stick around,
That's why her memory
Never leaves me,
Even when I am not about;

I love her with her heat,
With her scent
Which is like opium to my senses,
With her prolonged summer,
And short winter time,
Even when the wind
Stands still and breathing
Becomes a torturing process,
As when you pronounce its ending 'h'
Which makes you feel that
You admire a witch,

I love her with all of
Her ups and downs,
Jeddah is my elegant lady
With fine diamonds
Around the neck,
The waste, the ankle, the face,
And a lot inside and outside,
Surrounding her in an artistic design,

Have you ever seen Jeddah
From an aero plane,
At sunset or at night?
You will know exactly what I mean,
You will forgive my colouring lines,
You will see that no exaggeration
Is intended, and you will feel
What made me write the poem;
Whether you live in an astounding
Palace or a banglo,
Whether you are in downtown
Or the Western side,
In a bookshop, a simple
Café or a royal restaurant,
You will never cease to awe;
To wonder about the essence
Of Jeddah's beauty:

Is it her spirit, silverish sea side or mind,
Sophisticated air,
Or sparrows and swallows,
Flying school of fish,
Torques beach or moonlit hills,
Which reminds us
of Romeo and Juliet's:
'Cynthia's brow'.

Please diminish with a strong will
Anything that might dwindle her charm
Let's not spoil her atmosphere
Let's not pollute the air
We inhale nor the breeze
That sustains life,
With smoke from cars or water pipes,
Let's not suffocate her with dirt,
Let's not poison her shrimps, see gulls,
Craps, or singing larks,
Let's not kill her gazelle restlessness,
Wild wilfulness,
Let's develop the crush to
A true affection and immortal attachment,
Let's nourish with love,
And glory God's earthly paradise
Let's honestly cherish
Our and the Red Sea PRIDE and BRIDE.


Jeddah.

2004


Comments about The Rainbow Phases Of My Jeddah by nadia abduljabbar

  • Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek (2/28/2016 10:08:00 PM)

    Well, this a very beautiful poem expressing genuine love to this beautiful city on the Red Sea. Jeddah is so attractive and familiar. good poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Sallam Yassin (12/9/2012 2:01:00 AM)

    the heart and soul of Jeddah is the old tawn
    where she keeps a lot of her secrets
    of art and passion
    I love this city
    and loved the way u xpressed your love to her
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  • Sallam Yassin (12/9/2012 2:00:00 AM)

    the heart and soul of Jeddah is the old tawn
    where she keeps a lot of her secrets
    of art and passion
    I love this city
    and loved the way u xpressed your love to her
    (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 8, 2012

Poem Edited: Sunday, May 26, 2013


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