Poetry Break: Anwer Ghani: A Cold Message





Poetry Break: Anwer Ghani: A Cold Message anwer ghani marilyn l davis


The word has a thousand wings filled with fear. How can I see? Love of the earth is not enough, it is necessary to the complete freedom. Yes, when time has a wing trembling, and the place has a foot walking, then I will gather my breath, like a bouquet of flowers smiling for the near future. Here the word freezes, needing other poetry, to a body that trembles. My words are cold message. Thorns permeate me. I reproduce in the fields of language as a harsh tent. I am still inferior. Language is searching for new sailors, no, the sun is no longer enough to symbolize freedom. The distance holds me, I am still stuck to the ground; my words feel cold and my limbs freeze like trains inhabited by snow travelers.




Bio: Anwer Ghani

Anwer Ghani is an Iraqi poet and writer. He was born in 1973 in Alhilla city. His name had appeared in Adelaide, Zarf, Peacock, Otoliths, Algebra of Owls, and others.

His poetry also had appeared in Inner Child Press anthology “The Year Of The Poet.”

Anwer Ghani is the chief editor of “Tajdeed” literary magazine. He had, in Arabic, forty books in literature and religious sciences.

Anwer Ghan is the chief representative of the World Nations Writers Union (WNWU) in Iraq, the member in international writers association (IWA), and the establisher of “Tajdeed Literary Institute (TLI)” and the annual “Tajdeed” Prize for expressive narrative.



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  1. Dear Anwer,
    I hope you are OK. This poem sent a chill through me. Your words are powerful.
    Best wishes,

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