ReCap & Recording of The Chelsea Hotel Reading -7-18-2021


 “Thank you to Keyah Kyomoon for this composite ” 

Please Click this link to hear a recording of my Reading yesterday at the Virtual Hotel Chelsea: Recording
It was a fun reading with about 25 people at the venue and 5 more on the public stream.
I gave some shout-outs to my readers who I thought, might like to hear the recording!
I will include a few pictures and let the recording speak for itself… Thank you Sannie and
Natascha for taking pictures❤️

Night birdde3
                                               “Are you the lullaby of sapphire skies?” (photo by Sannie)

night bird_006Night Bird by Natascha

The Lightness of Ramadan (photo by Sannie)


I shrunk and was made into a table-sized performing poet:) (photo by Sannie)

cool buds4

In the budding giant Lilly forest (photo by Sannie)

on stage12

My View of the audience gathering (photo by Sannie)
gd room_014

      Good room shots by Natascha
good rm 2a_016

This entry was posted in Live Shows, Poems, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

26 Responses to ReCap & Recording of The Chelsea Hotel Reading -7-18-2021

  1. daleinnis says:

    It was a great reading; thanks for working so hard to share your art with us!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Ace says:

    Amazingly done, my dear Karima!!! I got to listen to a few minutes of your recording…your powerful voice is so strong!!! I couldn’t focus on anything else except your deep voice and beautiful poems, you truly captivated me! Well done, my friend 🖤🤗

    Liked by 1 person

    • Awww thank you Ace…I did give you a shout out in the beginning..Your support here in WordPress means so much to me. I am glad you got to listen to a bit..the whole recording is 30 minutes.. Thank you thank you for your encouraging assessment of my reading..Big HUGS and so thrilled you enjoyed what you heard❤️🙏🤗🌺☀️

      Liked by 1 person

      • Ace says:

        Omg I missed the shout out but just heard it now!! I was too excited for your poetry 😁, I skipped the intro!! I am so honored by your shout out, I truly appreciate you! So sorry to have missed the live, I actually thought of it a lot this week! But yesterday was a crazy day. Glad I could catch some of it here, my honor to support you and your beautiful work!!! Big hugs 🤗🤗🖤🖤, keep shining!

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Your voice is SO FRIENDLY! (not the first time I’ve noticed this)

    And you don’t sound nervous to me – you sound disarming and sweet!


    Liked by 1 person

  4. KK says:

    Wow! Karima, that was a great treat. I found myself for half an hour in Chelsea Hotel, undisturbed, to have a real feel how you recited your beautiful poems. Your deep magical voice coupled with your beautiful verses and background music had a mesmerising effect. Your selection of words and music was superb. You are a super performer indeed.

    All poems recited by you are superb, whether it was about Ramadan or dreams or night bird. Poem on your father was heart-touching and quite relatable. Both poems on flowers won my heart- one dedicated to your son and the other not silent, really different.

    Last, but not the least, a big ‘thank you’ for the shout out. This will always remain in my heart. Thanks again 😊💖💐🌷🙏

    Liked by 1 person

    • Oh Kaushal Your beautiful words greeted me this morning…thank you so much for taking an entire 30 minutes out of your life, to listen to my whole performance. I am blown away by your comment. I can’t tell you how much it means t me to know, my recited poems could connect to you a half a world away!! Thank you from the depths of my heart, for your generous commentary, your taking the time and for connecting with one of my live performances. You have made my whole day! I, the poet, find myself at a loss for words…but you brought tears to my eyes…the good kind…the best kind!!!🤗❤️🙏🌹☀️🦋

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Diana says:

    Karima, your voice is truly mesmerizing… And I go into a different world and mood when I listen to you. I loved the way you recited all the poems. Thank you for the shout-out!! Means alot to me my dear! That you remember me is itself a big honor! Stay blessed and Eid Mubarak my dearest! ❤️❤️🙏✨🤗😘

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Awww Habeebity! Thank you so much… Eid Ul Adha Mubarak! To think I can send you to a different world is Wow! How could I not give you a shout-out…you are one of my very favorite poets:) HUGS You too , be blessed and safe and loved and inspired. It means the world that you enjoyed listening to my virtual presentation:)❤️🤗🙏🌹☀️🦋🌺

    Liked by 1 person

  7. jonicaggiano says:

    Oh my goodness, I was totally transported by the beautiful art pieces of you on the stage, both normal size and tiny as you were beside the vase of flowers, so wonderfully given by your son.

    What an amazing experience this was for me. I went out on the porch where trees, and green vines come up the sides of the screen making it a nest of nature to listen to your beautiful reading. How lovely does not begin to describe the experience.

    Nightbird – how beautiful every word, “peppering the leaves,” So many beautiful lines

    April 18th – The day your father died, only twelve years old, when you began to write seriously. I was mesmerized by the incredibly beauty here. “I hover here – little bird too fragile” The love and feelings you have for your father was described in such a loving hopeful way, for you and for him.

    The Lightness of Ramadan – “light like walking under water,” so many visuals and physical feelings in this peace, every line more beautiful than the one before it.

    The Flowers from Your Son – so many lines but with this beautiful music in the background one is transported immediately into your world. Some of my favorite lines:
    “Sleeping in their buds” – “Stood tall and proud in the freshly poured water” – “The clock ticked for them” – “Some were shy and took their time.” – “Kissed them with their eyes,”
    The music was so perfect for this piece and you made them so alive in every way and then added that beautiful photograph of you small before them, how absolutely creative.

    Only in Their Dreams – “There are some things the little song bird can never be,” I could see the entire poem in my mind as you described it as it was watching the other birds. You poem filled with such gorgeous and descriptive writing.

    The Song “It Ain’t Easy” was perfect for the next piece – Some of my favorite lines were
    “A verse that wants to be made,” – “When a poem is coming stop thinking,” – “These flowers shout out to the whole household,”

    Last but certainly not least was the piece, “A Delicious Moment for a Haunting”
    This was so splendid with the music by Chopin playing in the background- Everything about this piece was amazing. I love the way you talked about your visitor I found it mesmerizing.
    “Your timing always the best,” – “sweetest bit of unreal air” so many lines so worth repeating but I was carried away.

    I think the whole experience the beautiful shots by Sannie and Natascha are so surreal and how with the music every word weaved together to form this amazing poetic experience. Thank you so much for this, I can’t imagine the hours you spent picking music, timing your readings so they were right on time, your beautiful voice that is hypnotic and most of all the words of your poems themselves. Wow, Karima – thank you so much for sharing this amazing journey with us. Sorry for writing so much but I haven’t experienced anything quite like this before, so again, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Love, blessings and hugs, Joni

    Liked by 1 person

    • Wow Joni…your comment blew me away!! I savored it..I sat down like you did to listen, in a quiet place and I read your words. Thank you thank you for entering into my recording; your comments and your details showed me how immersed you were and this just blows me away!!! Isn’t the internet amazing??..for all the bad it seems to do there is some good that can be seen.I see that good in our WordPress Community of poets and writers. Your reflections, your memories and what stood out for you..are so important to me as a performing virtual poet..The fact that we can excite, inspire and encourage each other on, is one of the gran benefits I see in our community.
      You are not even involved in the virtual worlds and yet, it seemed you retained more than many people who were there in the audience. Words don’t seem to be enough to try and tell you, how this comment affected me and how truly grateful I am for it too.
      This is such an act of generosity..and please never apologize for your comments being too long….I was just reading them so amazed and I felt this comment, like a genuine act of giving..and caring, friendship… a loving gesture from one poet to another. Thank you Joni…You have helped me see my own poetry, through your eyes. This is priceless for me

      Love and many Blessings every day of your life,
      Karima 🙏❤️🤗🌹🌟🦋

      Liked by 1 person

      • jonicaggiano says:

        You are so very welcomed. I was transported into another world. Thank you for being ok with my long comment. I have never experienced anything like this before. Also you have so much of yourself in the pieces you picked and performed. Even the audience art was moving and I found it expressed your poetry so beautifully.
        Thank you again for that amazing experience. You are a beautiful poet and artist.
        Sending you my love, gratitude, and blessings as well. Have a blessed evening. I know I will as I am so inspired after seeing such a presentation.
        Joni ❤️🤗😘🦋💕

        Liked by 1 person

  8. 🤗❤️🌹🌹🌹🦋🌈🦋🌈☀️❤️🤗


  9. Asgar Molla says:

    Excellent post, Thanks for working so hard to share your art with us! …..(

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Samreen Asad says:

    It’s always a treat to hear your voice habeebity. It’s magical, soothing and the poems are sooo beautiful. Each having its own meaning and beauty, be it about April 18th, the night bird or the lightness of Ramadan, The flower or a delicious piece of haunting. I have read them before when you shared them but to hear those words from you is another feeling. Thank you for sharing the link, it felt like am sitting there with my eyes closed and listening to you, you took me to another world habeebity.
    And thank you sooo much for remembering me ❤️❤️❤️🤗🤗🤗🥰🥰🌹🌹🌹

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ohhh habeebity, thank you for listening and enjoying my reading..I feel now, like you were there live and just part of the audience. I love that we can do this…that this is even possible. I hope my poetry and music could bring some soothing peace today while you had some moments alone. and Mabrook al Eid ul Adhal and may all your sacrifices be rewarded habeebity. I love you…I always remember you UmAnzar:) 🙏🤗❤️🌹🌟🦋🌈


      • Samreen Asad says:

        Pleasure is entirely mine UmJulian, thank you for letting us into your magical world❤️❤️❤️ JazakAllah khair and Eid mabrook to you as well, May Allah bless you immensely 🤗🤗🤗 Aww, I love you and you are too in my thoughts always habeebity 🌼💞✨🥰❤️🌈🌻

        Liked by 1 person

  11. JazakAllah Khair habeebity I ❤️ you 🤗


  12. I just listen again to the recording, Karima. Your performance was outstanding. The poetry, the music, the dedications everything went perfect. You are a true artist. I am so proud to be your friend. I am honored.
    Sending blessings, love and hugs.

    Liked by 1 person

    • You honor me with your comment and just knowing you listened, makes me feel you were with me too:) I am glad you enjoyed my little production..I know it seems easy, but for me, it takes a lot of pre performance work, which is why I don’t do these as often as I used to.. Still..when I receive a comment like yours Gabriela.. and see I have connected with people here in our community and not just in the audience, it makes it all worthwhile…Thank you love, for showing me yours:)❤️❤️❤️🤗🌹🙏

      Liked by 1 person

      • Karima, you know I know it’s not easy. Nothing so beautiful is easy. Yet, you did it. You shine. You deserve tones of accolades. Bravo.

        “see I have connected with people here in our community and not just in the audience, it makes it all worthwhile…” I know. Thank you so much for saying that.

        Liked by 1 person

  13. Really, I hold this community of poets in my heart…You all mean so much to me ❤️🤗❤️


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s