Adeeb Kamal Ad-Deen

Adeeb Kamal Ad-Deen
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Adeeb Kamal Ad-Deen (Arabic: أديب كمال الدين‎) (born 1953) is an Iraqi Australian poet, journalist and translator writing in Arabic and in English.
Adeeb Kamal Ad-Deen studied Economics and English Literature at the Baghdad University and has a Diploma of Interpreting (Arabic-English) from the Adelaide Institute of TAFE in South Australia.
He has published 14 poetry collections and won the major prize of Iraqi poetry in 1999. His poetry has been translated into many languages and reviewed by many Iraqi and Arabic critics and published in Man of Letters: 33 critics write about Adeeb Kamal Ad-Deen's poetry (edited by Dr. Migdad Rahim). On the same subject, the Syrian critic Dr. Saleh... more »

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The rain has fallen drop by drop
Wave by wave
Sea by sea
Until the sun has risen, dancing in its wonderful light.
The children have laughed
And flown through the trees of almond, apple and orange.
The girls have laughed
And become conscious of their beautiful rounded breasts.
The sweethearts who have been smashed by love
And the screams of the body constrained every night
Have laughed.
The sparrows and starlings have laughed
In the middle of light and smoke.
The clocks and hospitals have laughed.
So have the patients, searching for a hope of ...

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