Monthly Archives: August 2012

Wreckage afloat ..

Batteling 

an inevitable fall

With a tenuous grip

Hanging to a

vanishing hope

Oh distant birds

coming or

departing away…

Is it a sunrise treat

or a sunset ailing and

doped

Mayday , mayday..

ashes in thin air …

A battered soul holding to

wreckage

officially … still

afloat ..

Tarekofcairo

My toolbox

 

 

Love, photography and poetry

Is all what I need ..

to fulfil my dream

For higher souls are up to the sacrifies

-and suffering- a dream needs

And lowly beings -chuckled in despair-

Can never succeed ..

 

Tarekofcairo

Cinderella man ..

I have just watched ” Cinderella man” and ..

It has been sitting in my library for sometime waiting for me to watch. Knowing that its a boxers biography made it at the end of my list of movies to watch. I need a certain mood to watch a bloody nose and a flying tooth in slow motion. The night came , and I did … .. The twist of the tale is the struggle between despair, depression, defiance and the relation of the husband and wife ..and for me this is the movie … The wife … … and for her (and from her) I phrased these lines…

Two more teeth,

in my shaken hand

smeared with his blood and my tears

with a weary mind , I guess

how many he still wears ?

and I mutely scream

livid anger and pain

because  he wont smile for me … to see

and there is no comfort in tears

for his shattered jaw or

my fears

TarekOfCairo

P.S. I love you …

I have just watched ” P.S. I love you ”  and …..

I think its cruel

When you leave and ….

stay

When u keep your wet toothbrush

Your scent ,

the warmth in my bed …and

                                               leave …                            and leave me the after taste …

 

TarekOfCairo

The River of light ..

Through the banks of ..

.. sombre night

Revelations , vision and love

Sail in the torrential river of light

The River of light

Painting with light

Islamic Cairo

Islamic Cairo

Islamic Cairo

 

Islamic Cairo

Al-Sehemy House , Cairo

Cairo, the city of light and shade

Islamic Cairo

Quanta laden light gust

thousands light years ahead ..

From the creative core of the infinite sole

Waves beyond waves of lavish lust .

 

Glorious brush in the delicate grip

religiously tracing a carved frame

and gently weaving a Cairene grace

of light, highlight, and a sepian shade.

 

At noon .. all noons, a faintly glow

Grows to a silky throw ,

and warm vibrant strokes

at sunset …wears spicy tangy hues .

 

Cairo, the city of light and shade

Painted, permeated, bathed

From birth to dark to dawn, a fairy tale

of the  century old.. love affair…

 

 

TarekOfCairo

 

Happy Eid to all of my friends ..

Happy Eid to all of you

my friends

The forgotten and the not so..

The nearby and intimate

and the distant across the globe

For the one who 

“texted” me

Prayed for me

Or called Me

and I heedlessly overlooked

For hopefully you may have 

missed me

Or may be I am 

Just another name 

in your address-book

Or the forgotten guy

in your Facebook

Or the song you hastily skip

in your playlist

Nevertheless,

I do, in this blessed day

Remember you , acknowledge you 

and I love you

And I send you this 

greetings

That you can  not unfortunately

encash, Eat or dress on .. 

My fortuitous friend

Happy returns

With you as always

Anonymous and sweet

Like the Powdered sugar

Sprinkled on the face of this

scrumptious Eid cookies

TarekOfCairo

The Death cycle or the untagged corpse …

 

Crawling down the habitual

stairs -he knew-

to the occupancy of

the coffin he had before

 

Wrapping the white cloth

reminiscence of of

a day , in heaven

he was unwrapped ashore

 

Next to the ancient scars

yet again, fresh

 wound in the old corpse

Full of blood and gore ..

 

Laid on his right side ..

Facing the Qibla ,

Curled like a question mark

In the ground ground floor ..

 

Looking up to a light

Shimmering above …

Wondering …

God ..  Not again

 

TarekOfCairo

AlAzhar Mosque 970

 

Photos from Al-Azhar Mosque and complex which includes the second oldest continuously run university in the world.

 

A bird in Al-Azhar Mosque

Al-Azhar Mosque 970