صرصار المارينا

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شُرفةٌ تُطِل على البحر
،في المارينا
حيٌ في دبي، ميت
لا يسكنه إلا المترفون
كوب قهوة و سيجارة
عند أذان الفجر
كتاب يقلّب صفاحَته نسيم
لا يَهُمه غثيان سارتر

أرق متمرد، عقيم
…أرق
ثورة من
ورق
،قلم جف حبُره
..رغم رطوبة الجو
صرصار كافكا مات عَجزاً
و صرصار المارينا
سيموت ظاناً بأنه تمكن
من إيقاف صاروخ
.بأثر تركه على الحائط

فرح شما

Farah Chamma

is a Dubai-born Palestinian poet studying philosophy and politics at the Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi. She began writing poetry at the age of 14 and performing at the age of 16. Farah writes poetry in English, Arabic, and French using a variety of lyrical and linguistic styles. She is currently studying the Portuguese language and plans to start working on multilingual poetry. She is one of the youngest members of Poeticians, a group of poets and writers from the Middle East. She has engaged in performance poetry and spoken word since 2008 and has participated in many events and competitions including the SIKKA Art Fair and the Emirates Airlines Festival of Literature. In 2012, she organized and hosted “Sip of Poetry” in Abu Dhabi, a poetry evening featuring various poets from the region. She is working on launching a student-led poetry group with the help of award-winning poet and hip-hop artist, Paul D, aiming to encourage spoken word performances in colleges and universities. Farah’s work is mainly promoted through spoken word events and filmed videos. Her Arabic poem “How Must I Believe?” shot by FLEX, received more than 200,000 views on YouTube and helped revive her online presence. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

 

Image taken by Nour Salman, 2011.

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