June 26, 2008

A place like no other!

Have you ever developed an intense fondness of a particular place to the extent that any and every detail about that place appeals to you?

Well, from a quick look at the map here I bet you'd know which place I am referring to! Of course it is Italy, the country I have fallen in love with head over heels without setting foot there!

I cannot explain why it means this much to me or why I am interested in it as much! I guess I have developed this crush on this country, out of all other countries, from the books and novels that have referred to it in such a dreamy and fairytale like way that I couldn't help but fall under its spell!

I believe that warming up to certain places and even people is a streak in our nature, and it is quite inexplicable! Thus, I won't search for further explanations as to why I am madly and deeply in love with "Italy"! With its people, places, food, music, culture, language and whatever else that comes to mind and points to it!

Whenever anyone utters the word "Italy", my eyes get that dreamy & stance like look of someone who has bodily and mentally drifted somewhere else and I almost see myself sitting on a terrace overlooking the sea -with the cool breeze caressing my face-or wandering through the cozy streets of Venice at night dreaming of yet another happy day spent in the embrace of a country that I cannot but link with love! And when I conjure such images, I instantly brighten up and a silly smile forces itself upon my lips, coloring my face with that aura of happiness and content which I cannot wipe off for some time!

What is the secret behind this affection, and why Italy, I honestly do not know! What I do know is that I have been dreaming of going there since forever, but the time for this wish to become a reality hasn't arrived yet! Nevertheless, not having it fulfilled, at least in the present time, does not mean I cannot appease my hunger to inhale its fresh and magical air by enjoying whatever Italian we can get hold of here, though unlike the real thing! By that I certainly mean Italian food, heheeee. Whenever they open any Italian restaurant here, I make sure I am the first one to try it!

Tuscan, Florence, Rome, Sicily and amongst all Venice, are the places I would definitely visit once I am there, no doubt!! And let me tell you a funny thing, if you haven't yet seen the movie "Only You", rent it, make yourself a large bowl of popcorn, switch off all the lights, lie down on the most comfortable sofa you have and indulge in the most romantic and heart-stopping journey to the very core of Italy, where dreams have a totally different flavour!

And just to give you a glimpse of that romantic and fantasy- like atmosphere that the movie takes me to every time I watch it, here is the lyrics of one of the best soundtracks in the movie.

Once in a life time
Michael Bolton

Some People fill their lives,
with empty nights,
And days that slip away

Some search till the end of time,
but never find the open arms of fate
One moment comes along,
someone who's a dream to you,
All at once your dreams come true


Once in a lifetime,
you find the one you really love
For now and forever,
one love that never ends,

Once in a lifetime,
when every star that lights the sky
Will shine with one reason,
leadng your heart to the one love you find,
Just once in a lifetime
Some people live their lives in compromise,
And hide their dreams away
Some never take the chance within their hands,
To claim the prize they make,

When faith is all you need,
to hold the hand of destiny,
Find the love that's meant to be


If you believe in the power of love
And you believe that dreams come true
Magic will fill your heart,
when that moment comes along
Just once in a lifetime

Once in a lifetime,
when every star that lights the sky
Will shine with one reason,
leading you home to the one love you find.
Just once in a lifetime,
Just once in a lifetime

Well, I do not know whether this fantasy I have in mind about Italy is true or not! And I cannot tell whether it is just the expected outcome of the stories we come across in novels, books and movies! All I do know is that it is a dream amongst many many other dreams I have- whether they be here on the ground or written up in the stars!

Unrealistic this might be, and even child-like! But one thing I know for sure, dreams are what keep us sane, breathing, and willing to continue the journey towards the unknown! So do not ever give up a dream, no matter how stupid others think it is! Go for it and believe in it, for dreams can certainly be realized, regardless of how much time they take to be fulfilled!

So, just play "Once in a life time", remember my words and delve into one of my dreams, one of my never ending passions in life! There, you will see Italy-my dream country- from an angle you have never tried before.

Have a pleasant tour:)

June 25, 2008

To love... To live

A sigh, a tear and a tentative whimper!
We cry, we fear, we long for a forgotten laughter!

Why grieve?
Why leave?
When there is a beloved face to remember?

Why sulk?
Or lurk behind closed doors?
When that "special" someone is craving to lock his hand with yours?!


June 20, 2008

Never say goodbye

Day by day, countless people spontaneously pass by,
Some may leave, others stand their ground.
That we do not question; we never ask them why!
All we crave is a loving heart; a peaceful soul amongst the crowd!

There, by sheer coincidence, she entered my world,
Extended a helping hand; guiding me through the ups and downs of life!
With sincerity, warmth and friendliness, an unbeatable cord we have formed.
Standing up to hardships, intent on thriving and determined to stay alive!

To me, she is not just a passing "someone"; to me she is a cherished sister.
A face to be remembered, a name to always be favored.
The difference you have made- dear sister- remains a valuable memory forever.
So never say goodbye; for remembrance is the divine gift to be endlessly treasured.

9 October 2006

A prayer

Up there a peaceful moon is shining,
Looking glamorous and wondrously promising.
I cannot help but admire its perfection,
And pray to be immortalized in its mysterious reflection!

A Godly gift is surely what it represents,
Generous, enchanting and amazingly romantic!
The gleam, the presence, its aura; all is so immense,
Surprisingly, a dreary night has turned extremely fantastic!

Oh merciful moon, look at my face; it is glowing.
Listen to my heart, to you it is calling.
Let my prayer be quickly answered,
Let the promise be endlessly remembered!

بين نيسان وتشرين

يقول وأقول كفى

ويعود وأعود معه
ووكأنّنا بالعَوْد نبشّر الصامت والجامد
والعاجز من الأشياء من حولنا
بقرب جلاء شتاءٍ ألِفَ السبات
وما ملّه

-وإنْ طال الغياب-
والياسمينُ يسبق خطوتنا
وأجراسُ الفجر قُبيل الإشراق
تردّد تراتيل سلامةِ الوصول

وتشاغب بتكرار الصدى
شوقَ ( الإفصاح الحرّ) فينا
فنُعرض عن نيّة الحديث
- ثوانٍ طوال-
ويعتري كلينا لوضوح ما
أبدينا من وجلٍ خجلٌ جليٌ
نُمسي به أطفالاً
وننسى بحضوره أنّا قد جاوزنا
العشرين من العمر

بل واثنين آخرين
ونصمتُ بعد

فينتصف المساء
وننسى ما حفظنا
قبلُ من أسماء
-كمَنْ تجرّد من الحذر بغتةً

وندّعي مع هكذا خسرانٍ
"ثباتاً" فُرِض علينا

كالمؤقت من الوعود
لتموت من بعده الأعذار
وحكايا عن الغد انتهت
وما بدأناها

ويسأم قبلنا انتظارٌ
مرّ بنا فصاحبناه

إذْ اعتاد-مثلنا- الحلمَ
بخاتمةٍ للعشق تفتح للمدى الأخضر
بوّابة الربيع
ليولد "تشرينُ" من اللاشيء

ويطلّ من بعده نيسانُ
-بفتنة صبيّةٍ عشية زفافها-
فيطوي (بدائية) المعنى،
ويمحو من بعده النسيان
وما يسبقه
وما يليه

لكنّا نعود

راجين "فرحاً" أو "فرجاً
في الهوى قريب

فنتجاوز بلاداً
كَلَيْل الله رحبة

ونشغلُ الوقتَ بمجالسة
"الأرق العذب"..

"يا الله! أجميلٌ هذا السهاد؟؟
"أيتّسع لنا في التّو منام؟؟
هكذا نعود
"قلبي".. و"أنا"
نعود وزادنا حُلم
نعود وموطننا سفرٌ
نعود وعَوْدُنا أحمدُ

Sweet baby

Baby do not be scared,
I am here so grab my hand.
Bask in your freedom and fly like a bird,
My heart is yours; it is your only land.

Do not cry darling, I long to see your smile.
Hold on to your faith, fill my existence with hope.
I need your love, baby stay for a little while,
To me sing your sweet words and do not you ever stop!

We know each other far more than others,
That is our destiny.. That is our blessing.
Sweet baby you know we will always be together,
Laugh and be alive; our love is never ending.

June 17, 2008

The best is yet to come!

Well, since this is my first post in my newly established blog, I want to start the journey to come by giving you a glimpse of me- the person behind the screen- so that eventually you manage to enjoy whatever there is I can give you and share with you through my posts, my ideas, my interests, my joys and my diversified passions in life!

To start with, I have to admit that I am totally new to this "blog" thing! Hence, am still exploring ways to enrich mine and turn it into an enjoyable experience for all of you who have taken the time and interest to pay it a visit.

The first thing you need to know about me is that I am obsessed with both reading & writing! These two hobbies are actually my life, in short I cannot ever give either of them up! However, writing is a bit different if you want the truth; it is where I find myself more, and the means by which I can freely voice out whatever I have and feel keen to let people on.

You might wonder what is so special about all this! And whether all I have said makes it any more interesting to any of you! Well, if you want to know the answer just spare a few minutes of your time to read my words, to read my mind, and to read me!

And just to fill you with the desire to do this, all you have to do is "THINK IN PINK"!, which is by the way my motto in life:)

So, welcome everybody and thank you for taking the time to pass by. Hope you find it worth the stop, and here are bunches of roses from me to you for your interest. However, just in case you do not enjoy your visit, remember that I am new to all this and that the best is yet to come.