Small-town Dreams

Small-town Dreams

A Poem by Nihad Dweidary
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Sometimes I just don't know...

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Heart to heart, the layers peel 
in the warmth of words 
and the delirium of anticipation. 

I want to take you to Venice 
(or Prague, or the Alps). 
Or would you rather be saddled 
near me, riding small-town dreams? 

If I open the gates of history for you, 
would you be my Helen 
withstanding a siege of a thousand kisses? 

Or if I were your Anthony, 
would you sing my nation’s anthem 
in honor of great banqueters? 

Would you treat me to an old story 
over the course of a thousand nights, 
risking your flesh to add one more? 

Or could you sit by the majestic Thames 
and picture that I have given you 
the wonder of the Taj Mahal? 

Tell me how to keep your fire ablaze 
and where we soon shall go; 
I am sitting here eagerly awaiting take-off.
 

© 2008 Nihad Dweidary


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This is beautifully written, full of images that captivate. It makes the love described seem timeless and expansive.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Dear Comme Une Fois J'ai R�v�,

This is a brilliant piece. There is so much below the surface: "would you be my Helen", "Or if I were your Anthony", "Would you treat me to an old story / over the course of a thousand nights". This is truly very, very nice. My congratulations. High praises here!

Kindest regards,

Rick


Posted 10 Years Ago


Lovers need go no further than the heart. Wherever you go; there you are. Me, I'd rather be in a wide open field of wild flowers beneath a warm summer sky or by the endless breadth of ocean where the world seems to whisper.



Posted 10 Years Ago


i bet you're just about the best girl pied-piper around...where you keep 'em all?

Posted 10 Years Ago


I love to look beneath your words, see if there's some hidden message, metaphorically speaking - of course!
As always, your post has that certain something.. you're a male Lorelei.

What an invitation you've given .. you'll probably be mobbed! I'll stand back in the shadows and wait, savouring your stanzas, in anticipo.

Posted 10 Years Ago



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Nihad Dweidary
Nihad Dweidary

Pacific Grove, CA



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""This poem is like looking at a photograph, taken in the very earliest days of photography, and seeing love in the unsmiling faces and too-bright eyes that were so common in such photos. The poem see.. more..

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