Rediscovering passion is rediscovering the self. Khaled Hourani’s A Retrospective exhibition nestled in the beautiful villa and garden that is Darat al Funun helped me rediscover that mind-captivating exhilaration and wonder at the beauty that surrounds us — the mind that thinks the art, the artist courageous enough to make the art, the Creator’s art: the bee pulled by the magnet of rosemary bushes and lavender, the sun as it warms the cold stone of the Roman columns standing tall in the backyard.
Artwork by Reem Yassouf
What is a beginning? ما هي البداية
What is love? ما هو الحب
This poems was originally published on shakomako.net.
This poem was part of the anthology “Poems from Atom”.
Man marries, man is merry
Mix, melt, make, mark MORE
I mandate: I am Master, you a maid
It is a Monday in the month of May
We are in the margins, in a maze
Miserable, morbid, melancholy
Mime, mole, mimic Mama
Mind message massage
Midget medicine man
Might, move and merit
– Dima Masri