Of all the raindrops
All the day lights
All the birthday gifts
and all the colorful boxes
Of All the smiles and
the love poems
Of all the hearty songs
and all the funny quotes
From all over the globe
and across all time zones
From deserts, plains, mountains and beaches…
From skyscrapers and roofless slums ..
Of all the cards in my mail ..
and the knocks on my heart..
The one I am really waiting for
Is not coming through …
And this is how I -helplessly- offend
nearly everyone I know in one go..
but still I remain gratefully thankful
To all of you …
That I am sure …
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…