Sunday, 20 January 2008

The Final Curtain

my face couldn't settle
my eyes were oscillating
like a swing
and then i smile

it wasn't funny
it was rather sad
i was about to dance
in many other worlds
inside my simple mind
i see me the little child
i feel all what surround
and i look two ways only
either down to the ground
or up to the lovely sky

why should i explain why
whenever my lips get stretched
and my cheeks compressed
why did you smile?

Tuesday, 15 January 2008


It is 3:00 post meridiem, and she decides to go out and walk her way to the shore. The sun is the only companion to withdraw her unsettled mind and the only force entering her heart and redirecting her blood. She is not feeling, no one is, she is only tired, her muscles pain, and her stomach aches from hunger. Her face is imagined in her head to be the yellow pale version. That matches her sight of the sand. Carelessly leaves her brown shoes, and steps in the sand with an inner feeling of pleasure when tiny pebbles annoy her bear feet.

She sits watching her shadow, while the chill makes her eyes watery. The warm sun is embracing her inner shield of her body, while the very cold breeze is shamelessly stealing kisses from her pale cheeks.

A wave brings a red rock on the wet flat side of the sand. The topography of her precise face changes dramatically. It is not the first time. It happens all the time. She feels happy for witnessing the delivery of the sea. She does not like the sea; she neither likes any of the space around. But the color of the rock is amazing to her.

She takes the rock in her dry hands, and whispers for a good meal, and buries it, following a ritual, under her feet. She is punished for her long moment away from her work. Never returned back until her master had died. She goes again to find a beautiful tree, with red .. she is confused for she sees fruit with the same shape as the beautiful red rock. She picks one and it is even harder than the former rock, “if this is a fruit” she says “then how can I eat it?” she is not sure what to do. So she gets another rock and scratches it with the red rocky fruit. She sees a white watery flesh by the friction she is making upon the rock, she tries to taste it, and it is delicious! She then pickes some more fruit and goes to her room, and had her meal.

She never knew until now that it was an apple.

Monday, 14 January 2008


I usually get my drinks plain but

a tall double shot cappuccino with one pump of raspberry is worth a try

Sunday, 13 January 2008

Art Agenda

14 JAN.

Event: Music/Lecture-J.Lambert
Host: AL-Maidan Cultural Center

“Sanaa Song, the classical music of ”

Anthropologist and ethnomusicologist Dr. Jean Lambert is the director of the French Center for Archeology and Social Sciences (CEFAS) in Sana’a, , a position he’s held since 2003. He has presented lectures and participated in symposia on Yemeni culture and music around the world. In addition to numerous articles and contributions to recordings of Yemeni music, he has published a book entitled La médecine de l’âme. Le chant de Sanaa dans la société yéménite (Medicine for the soul. Songs of Sanaa in Yemini society).

Sanaan Singing

The art music of is based on the poetry of the country and the region. Within this, the most popular single style comes from Sana’a, ’s largest city. Traditionally, the music was performed in a roof top room lined with windows called a mafraj and the performance, which features sung poetry, is called homayni. Homayni dates back to the 8th century AH/14th century AD and includes a solo singer with an accompanist generally playing the ‘ud. Metrical patterns are based on the poetic language of the vocals and, unlike much Arabic music, rely more on the fluidity of string instruments than the rhythmic accents of drums and handclapping. The urban style of homayni, which is thriving the Yemini capital, is known as Sanaan singing.

Friday, 11 January 2008


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Thursday, 10 January 2008


16 JAN

محاضرة عن السينما والادب - عمارة يعقوبيان نموذجا
one night only
رابطة الادباء

Time and Place
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
7:00pm - 10:00pm
مقر رابطة الادباء
Kuwait, Kuwait

17-19 JAN

no seat reservations and no entrance charge
first is served first!

22-24 JAN

AL MANAKH: Gulf Survey


and for those who do not know who is REM or simply want to see his Charlie Rose interview:

Friday, 4 January 2008

Thursday, 3 January 2008


حكايات عالمية-السمكة الطائرة

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