Sunday, August 16, 2015

Vernon Mooers writes

                                             In the Palm Trees

                                The Al Batinah plains spread out
                                flat like Amsterdam
                                between the sea and wall of mountains   
                                and the roads weave like ribbons
                                between the date palm canopies
                                where the Pakistanis toil the farms
                                huge like southern plantations
                                where water drips like tear drops
                                the houses magnificent
                                palm trees spread fronds like mini umbrellas
                                placed in an exotic tropical drink
                                except the ghosts
                                salt water roots
                                skeletons of the last cyclone
                                like grey tombstones
                                in a graveyard

1 comment:

  1. The Omanis compare the al-Hajar mountains to the human spine, dividing the desert of A'Dhahirah -- the bridge to the ancient caravan routes -- from the coastal Al Batinah, which used to be the most cosmopolitan area of the country due its proximity to the great civilizations of Mesopotamia.


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