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Author: MATTAWA, KHALED
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Mattawa, Khaled    Poet's Biography
25 poems available by this author


BEDTIME READING FOR THE UNBORN CHILD    Poem Text    
First Line: Long after the sun falls into the sea
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life; Coming Of Age; Mythology


BORROWED TONGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Maybe I'm a fool
Subject(s): Arabic Language


DOUBLE PORTRAIT WITH TRAINS    Poem Text    
First Line: The morning a promise
Subject(s): Railways; Travel; Egypt; Journeys; Trips


EAST OF CARTHAGE: AN IDYLL    Poem Text    
First Line: Look here, marcus aurelius, we’ve come to see
Last Line: Ts tentacles sewing a rupture I had nursed for too long
Subject(s): Coming Of Age; Middle Age; Aging; Libya; Ancestors & Ancestry; Family Life; Mythology; Heritage; Heredity; Relatives


ECHO & ELIXIR 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Cairo’s taxi drivers speak to me in english
Last Line: The wicked binds, the cataclysmic fares
Subject(s): Language; Cairo; Taxis; Relationships; Social Commentaries; Enemies; Words; Vocabulary


FIFTY APRIL YEARS    Poem Text    
First Line: A soldier waved our bus
Subject(s): Time; Politics & Government


FOR AL-TAYIB SALIH    Poem Text    
First Line: I come here to retrieve a shoe
Subject(s): Moors (People); Ancestors & Ancestry; Shoes; Love; Spain; Heritage; Heredity; Boots; Sneakers; Shoemakers


FOR YEARS I'VE BEEN PROHIBITED FROM MENTIONING THE MOON    Poem Text    
First Line: So now the pine-scented moon
Subject(s): Moon


GENEALOGY OF FIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: My sister held an old piece of bread
Subject(s): Ancestors & Ancestry; Arabs; Family Life; Heritage; Heredity; Relatives


GROWING UP WITH A SEARS CATALOG IN BENGHAZI, LIBYA    Poem Text    
First Line: Omar pointed to a pink man
Subject(s): Lust; Conduct Of Life; New Orleans


HISTORY OF MY FACE    Poem Text    
First Line: My lips came with a caravan of slaves
Subject(s): Libya; Faces; Ancestors & Ancestry; Heritage; Heredity


IN THE COLD SEASON    Poem Text    
First Line: For now the mullahs
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Home


IN THE GLORIOUS YEMEN RESTAURANT    Poem Text    
First Line: 25 on atlantic avenue, faces kneaded
Subject(s): Restaurants; Immigrants; Arab Americans; Cafes; Diners; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


LETTER TO IBRAHIM    Poem Text    
First Line: You remember the joke, right?
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


RAIN SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: The radio blares “dialogue of souls
Last Line: Those who despair
Subject(s): Rain; Despair; Youth; Family Life; Coming Of Age; Relatives


RAMADAN    Poem Text    
First Line: My mother forgets to feed
Subject(s): Ramadan


SAMOVAR LOVE COMPONENT    Poem Text    
First Line: I love the word samovar, and I love
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


SANIYA'S DREAMS    Poem Text    
First Line: The year I shared a room with her
Subject(s): Sisters


SUMMERTIME CAVATINAS    Poem Text    
First Line: The general's wife came
Subject(s): Family Life; Relatives


THE BLOOMINGFOODS PROMISE    Poem Text    
First Line: For the ugly man who buys bell peppers
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Social Commentaries


THE BUS DRIVER POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: I wasn't driving


THE PYRAMID OF KHUFU    Poem Text    
First Line: With each step upward
Subject(s): Great Pyramid Of Giza


THREE KITCHENS    Poem Text    
First Line: I pace a friend's house. On the walls,
Subject(s): Kitchens; Family Life; Relatives


TWO-RIVER LEDGER    Poem Text    
First Line: Joke used to be: / if you don't like it
Subject(s): Rivers; Pollution; Houses; Family Life; Relatives


WHAT SHE SAID ON A LEWD LUTE NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: So I go to ashenda
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life