Two Poems for Umahmad

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Mated Beauty
For Umahmad
In your arms, my pain meets a higher call
To transform obediently tonight
Into a funny child with laughing eyes
Who glows over the room with gentle light.
The gifts we get are measured and beloved,
The Writer of our book knows just the time
To leave a present when we ache too much;
A healing salve to cure a soul sublime.
So lie beside me, hear the morning call.
Our prayers today beginning side by side,
Before we rise to give our thanks on knees,
Tell me you feel our destiny’s still tied.
I kiss you, not with a lover’s passion,
But from a deeper need that lies here, too.
The search for that one soul to bind entwined
My mated beauty, you and only you! 


If I Should Write A Love Poem
(With Threads of Gold)
For Umahmad
If I should write one poem of my love
To you, it would be wrapped in threads of gold,
For you have been the treasure of my life,
Singular piece released from Allah’s hold.
Words stammer not, but flow like sacred prayer.
In golden threads of spider’s web I cling,
The intricacies of our lover’s tale
Trap me above all lesser mundane things.
Your aura glows around your raven hair;
Our bodies glide, the straight path we do choose,
As evening light leaves golden threads behind
We bow, and pray our course to never lose.
You are for me my purest loving truth,
Golden threads tied to our souls do bind.
Our love affair, uncommon though it be,
Has lasted when all others fell behind.
How subtle and sublime this feels to me,
Love bound in threads of gold, eternally.

Karima Hoisan
Jordan 2004



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25 Responses to Two Poems for Umahmad

  1. daleinnis says:

    These are beautiful and moving! I’m glad you’ve found them and decided to share; thank you.

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  2. Diana says:

    So divine, Karima! ‘My mated beauty’…loved this.. These 2 poems truly show the immense love you had for her. Thank you for sharing this. True love always lasts forever, even if our bodies turn to dust. Be blessed my dear. You are a shining light in the world of Love. 🌹💖🙏🎇

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  3. Jeff Flesch says:

    WOW. Karima, these are so beautiful. The language is so elegant and weaved together so wonderfully. You are such an inspiration.❤️

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  4. Thank too:) Mine depends on if my muse gets inspired..hopefully she will remain so:):)


  5. These are so beautiful. So sophisticated, so elegant.

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  6. The depth of this love you talk about… no… that wafts from you, through you…the purity and spirituality… it wraps us all in its golden threads. You leave me with an uplifting, surreal air… and suddenly I get reaffirmed that poetry is the way of life… the essence of it. I feel like writing it… living it. Thanks for making me feel this way Karima. Needless to say, the poems were pure delight.

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    • Oh Sundaran!! Your words! Poetry can be a medium to touch the essence, our essences, I think. I would love to see you writing it..The fact you told me that my reading, made you feel this way, is maybe one of the most powerful and yet sublime compliments on what I do. Thank you dear friend for your wise depth and your beautiful soul. I have been and am so lucky to know you! All my poetry written for Umahmad came in a way, even I don’t understand..automatically, bursting out of me, with hardly time to read what I was saying..It was my voice of course, but it was, sometimes, like another voice, and I the mere scribe, just capturing it as it came, and writing it down! To delight you with poetry is my pleasure Sundaran…thank you again, for your beautiful replies…Always!

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  7. Samreen Asad says:

    Reading your beautiful effortless words about Umahmad, I so have this curiosity to learn more about her. She really must be a wonderful soul as your love for her clearly depicts that. ❤️ Since the time I have read about her, I so feel compelled to know why and where she went for some years away from you Karima but I try to hold my curiosity back as I suppose not everything needs to be told. My heart aches everytime I read about your beautiful bond. May Allah bless you Habeebity always. ❤️🤗❤️

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  8. Hoyt says:

    These beautiful poems of love could not be better written. You have immortalized her for the ages with your glowing words. A great gift. ❤️

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    • Thank you so much Hoyt! Yes, they have stood the test of time…they help me conjure up what I felt, when she was still in my life..Thank you the way,,,you missed my reading….but I recorded it. I even mentioned you about your photo of San Diego swimmers:)


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