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ENAMORED
By Susie Gharib

 

 

 

 

 

Dolphins

Far from surly fish they dart
Into the invisible pinnacles of our sphere
To woo the air.

Playful, they court with ship and sail,
A blue-born date
With every mariner that navigates.

Of a chivalric bent, they chart the deeps,
Chaperoning galleys across the seas,
A heraldic feat. 

 

 

 

 

 

Enamored

His room was the size of an anchorite's
No matter where I sat
I had to confront his green-blue eyes,
The Smokey's looks
The muscular height
Of a man in the prime of life
So erudite.

He told me he was passive and so was I
But my verbal warfare represented me otherwise,
I was incapable of hurting a fly,
Or inflicting upon an enemy the atrocity of a frown.

Convivial we grew over the subject of multilingual bells
And 'gibbous' was a phase of the moon, he guessed,
Words that are still redolent with his breath.

I always marvel which one of his charms
More captivates his audience's hearts
The aesthetic façade
Or the brilliant mind.

When he goes mountaineering over Scottish heights
I arduously climb the cliffs of strife,
Hoping that peaks entail respite.

 

 

 

 

 

Eloquence

He soaks his words in l'eau d'or.
Like floundering false teeth they grin to all.
Picks each matutinally with a pair of tongs,
To dry on a Mackintosh piece of cloth.

He sharpens each verb with metaphysical steel.
Cross-breeds his nouns with French and Greek.
Semi-starves his adjectives on a slimming diet,
Dilutes his preps to curb down their riots.

 

 

 

 

About the Author:

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Susie Gharib is a graduate of the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland) with a Ph.D. Her doctoral thesis, entitled Stylistic and Thematic Reassessment of The Trespasser, is a critical study of the work of D.H. Lawrence. Since 1996, she has been lecturing in Syria. She self-published four collections of poetry (My Love in Red, The Alpine Glow, Resonate and Kareem) and a collection of short stories (Bare Blades). She is a lover of Nature and enjoys swimming.

 

 

 




 




 

 

 

     
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