Two Gushes of Passion

Two Gushes of Passion

the poetry of Lateef Shareef Dhmayd

Traditions, 2013.  Artist: Igor Zusev . Photograph, 11 x 14 inches, $200

Traditions, 2013. Artist: Igor Zusev. Photograph, 11 x 14 inches, $200


I'm Sinbad

I'll come to take you on my raft

To the land of magic and diamonds,

my land, where you'll reign

as the sole queen

I'll pay you my homage and attribute

And stand by thee

To fan you with my feather fan

and wipe every drop of sweat

that may run on your soft rosy cheeks

and before you retire to bed

I'll claim your delicious lips

with a hot and ever felt kiss.


What can I say of you? 

You are the words and the pen? 

You are the rose in its maximum bloom. 

Not only one Adam if you wink is fallen. 

Elysium is total alienation

if you are banished from 

How many a racer has his life lost 

just to have you by him been touched 

you are not only a blissful abode 

You are the dream and it’s becoming true.

Photo source: the author

Photo source: the author

About the author:

In a small town, slumbering on the shoulder of Garaf River, which Bertram Thomas, the British political officer, once described as the bride of Garaf for being beautiful and having a nice weather, and for being the granary of Mesopotamia altogether, Lateef Shareef Dhmayd, an Iraqi poet, was born and grown. He learned there, then, moved to Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, where he obtained his primary degree in translation. He, like fellow citizens, loved poetry and started writing it when he was a student of Shatra high school. He was encouraged and appraised by his teachers. He has two poetry collections, not yet published. He has a lot of poems published on different poetry sites. He writes both in Arabic and English. He also translated a lot of poems by great Arab poets.   

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