A Call To Prayer

A Call To Prayer prose poem

Uploaded by Fareed K. Ghanem

‏Here I am; a thread of silk.
Like a fire bird, I erect up from cities besieged by noise,
I stand up from clouds tainted by petroleum and money,
from a sky floored by thundering jets and earthy curses, crossing time in just two steps.
‏I am a silk thread. I began my journey outside calendars,
and still climbing up the musical stairs decorated by notes and silence,
towards the last and highest leaf, always wavering from faraway,
on top of the infinite Christ’s-thorn tree.

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Fareed K. Ghanem

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I am 58 years old, from eastern Galilee, Israel (Palestine). I studied English literature, psychology and Law at the Hebrew university (Jerusalem). In the last three years, I published three books of which is dedicated to prose poetry. You are invited to visit the Facebook page Shadows of Water, where I publish my prose poems I translate to English.
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