from by Marcel Khalife



Mohammed nests in his father's lap
a bird terrified
of the hell in the sky
"Father, protect me
from flying
up in the air
my wings are small for the wind
and light is black"

He wants to go home
without a bike
or a new shirt,
he wants to go to his school chair
to grammar period
"Father, take me home
so I could do my homework
and live my life bit by bit
on the seashore
under palm trees"
but nothing is farther than this.


from Fall of the Moon, released April 9, 2012



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Marcel Khalifé is a composer, Oud master & performer. Marcel's creativity, innovations, and humanitarian concerns along with contributions to the promotion of arts and Culture in the Arab world has earned him tens of awards in the Arab World and Internationally. ... more

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