Desert Is My Oasis: Poems


First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780710304834
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/1/1994
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

I Pray to the Immortal, the Everlasting 3
No, God has no In-Laws 5
But What is There in the Unseen? 9
My Mother Turned her Eyes to the Creator and Wept 11
Poison is an Old Weapon of Treachery 13
As a Palestinian who Trusted and Believed 16
Days Consume my Life 18
I Forgot God, and He Made Me Forget Myself! 23
Death is Just and Inevitable 25
My Enemies Dare Not Stand in My Way 27
I have been Very Bold 29
The Poor Wild Goat is Watching at a Distance 31
An Insect Devouring a Tree 33
I have Learnt from Life's Patterns 34
Neither Jews nor Christians ... Neither Muslims nor People at a Loss 36
But Rather a Sword that Beheads Falsehood 41
We hold Wedding Feasts for the Faith 43
So Now I am Addicted, Infatuated, and Madly in Love 45
I Keep Calling 49
The Palestinian and the Enemy 51
I Almost Forgot the Three Females 53
A Hydrogen Bomb 55
God is my All-Sufficient Patron 57
I Am an Obedient Servant of God's 61
I Am an Extremist who has Deviated 63
I Love up to Death 65
I Have Regained my Self-Confidence 66
How can my Life go on Without Resonance? 67
Pens Have Hit the Bottom of Ignominy 70
We Leave Something for Love 71
My Soul is Refreshed by a Particular Memory 73
They Sleep under the Dust, in a Grave 74
You Are My Loved One and the Loved One of Every Lover 79
Your Name is Carved in My Conscience 81
May God's Blessing Be Upon You 83
You Are the Handsomest Baby Ever to Come Out of a Womb 86
The Day of Fear and Disunion 91
Why Do We All Love You? 92
He was Subject to the Overbearing One 94
From the Notebooks of My Daughters 96
I Have a Son Named Like You, Muhammad 99
The Failure of Ink Makes Me Sad 101
The Greatest Murdered Woman, the Martyr 103
While I Was Circumambulating the Ancient House 105
I Am the Virgin, a Bride of Those Who Fear God 107
My Soul Found Comfort in the Presence of the Creator 109
Beloved Prophet of God 111
Here I Come, My Lord, Here I Come! 121
Idols are Smashed by our Hands 125
I Am to Be Blamed: I Am the Loser 131
Have You Caught Sluggishness Diseases? 133
My Mother Asks Every Traveller 136
Lamis Is Like Satan 138
I Have Lost My Vessels on Sea Routes 143
May the Events of History All Perish 146
I Beg You, Pay Attention and Be Alert 148
You Who are Strangled with Silk 151
Would a Night and a Day Be Equal? 154
Bring to the Killer the Tidings That He Will Be Killed 156
My Buried Sadness, My Old Sorrow, Speech Which is Free 161
Nobody Knows the Secret of My Eyes 164
I Breathe Through My Head 165
I Am Drowning in Despair 167
I Overflow with Sorrow 168
I Know I Am in a Labyrinth 169
There Is No Light Without Fire 170
I Feel Bored, Distressed and Gloomy 171
As If We Were on the Day of Judgement 173
He Performs Prayers in Dissimulation and Dances Reverently 177
The Third Communique 179
He Torments the Maidenhood of Maidens 181
You Command and He Obeys 183
I am a Poet who Uses no Rhymes 185
Index of First Lines 187
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