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Two Poems by Anwer Ghani: "The War's Garden", and "Rainy Moments"

Iraqi Man, weary
The War’s Garden

I am an Iraqi man. My life is postponed and my face was stolen by wars. My voice is vaporous as a shadow and my dream’s clothes are as short as a laugh. I know nothing about the beauty or the love and know nothing about Detian Falls. I don't want a colorful hat, or a golden watch. All what I want is that the water of Euphrates lives a day without blood, and that shells leave the crushed ribs of Babylon. When you visit my garden you won’t find anything but sadness and won’t see anything but the stolen face.

Rainy moments

I like the rain because he is the portrayal of love. His color is wet, but warm and his hand is shivery, but kind. He comes at the evening as an old tale which hugs the small leaves with big passion. When we get lost in our rainy moments, we find a breeze embracing our bare souls. I can’t imagine how miserable it will be, if I can’t see the dancing of the rain.

Anwer Ghani

Anwer Gh. Jaber Almouswi, the pen name "Anwer Ghani", is an Iraqi poet and writer. He was born in 1973 in Hilla city. His name appeared in Otoliths, Algebra of Owls, and Arcs, and will be forthcoming on Voice Project, Poetry leaves and Peacock. Anwer Ghani is the founder of "Expressive Narrative’s Group" and the chief editor of "Arcs" an expressive narrative’s magazine. He had, in Arabic, four poetry collections and a detailed book in the literature theory consisted of four volumes. Here is his website;

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