Thank you to the beautiful young women of Qatar University

Posted by GailSidonieSobat on March 30, 2013 in General Blabbity Blab |

poetry at Qatar University

a sea of black novitiates

clustered under the veil

we are cloistered together

in this room of metal and glass

late afternoon sun alight on open faces

*  *  *

they have come for the poetry

with half-formed half-conscious longing

they listen they write

strain for nuance and insight

into what makes this a poem

*  *  *

their fingers are so eager

hearts spilling onto the page

ears tuned to every word

I have not the heart to tell them

how little it is I know

*  *  *

but this:

here we are together

though worlds apart

palm to palm as holy palmers kiss

and our poem and their breath is a prayer

*  *  *

March 30, 2013

Doha, Qatar

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