Category: poetry

Dr. Ali Ajami Recites “Adhin Bilal” Poem in Dearborn Open Mic

السفير الدكتور علي عجمي يلقي قصيدة "أذّن بلال" في المنتدى الثقافي في ديربورن https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch-sx9f9OCU  

GenEd: The Roads Not Taken

Doctor. Lawyer. Pharmacist. Engineer. If all else fails, be a teacher. "It is concerning—if not blatantly outrageous—that an entire community’s sense of accomplishment boils down to these narrow, shallow, and utterly invalid standards of success."

Inside by Wissam Charafeddine in Dearborn Open Mic

We would like to remind you of Dearborn Open Mic taking place tomorrow Wednesday 10/4/2017 at 7PM to 9PM in the Arab American Museum (first Wednesday of each month). One of the contribution in the last Dearborn Open Mic was a poem by Wissam Charafeddine about meditation, happiness, and peace titled "Inside": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qL1CxnRnYA  

Pink Floyd presents “Wait for Her” by Mahmoud Darwish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSl1kmQMG2E Lyrics With a glass inlaid with gemstones On a pool around the evening Among the perfumed roses Wait for her With the patience of a packhorse Loaded for the mountains Like a stoic, noble prince Wait for her With seven pillows laid out on the stair The scent of womens' incense fills the air ...

Ambassador of Poetry … Dr. Ali Ajami

Ambassador Dr. Ali Ajami advocates for Arabic Poetry through his attendance and participation in various literacy forums among which is Dearborn Open Mic.

Love Always Wins At The End, Poem by Alaa Barakat

The world has stood against me once It told me I was not welcome To run on its grounds To seek a dream I once had The world was tough and mean But I didn’t let it distract me From the journey I have already started The world did not change its mind immediately About ...

Aseel Srour Recites “ID Card” Poem by Mahmoud Darwish in Dearborn Open Mic

Aseel Srour recites in the Dearborn Open Mic the famous poem by Mahmoud Darwish titled "Bitaqit Haweyati" (ID Card), and sometimes called "Sajjil Ana Arabi" (Record: I am Arabic).

Ali Elsendy Electrifies The Dearborn Open Mic Once Again

Ali Elsendy, the young Iraqi American poet, once again electrifies the Dearborn Open Mic with his energetic poems, full of emotions and motivation. In the Dearborn Open Mic on September 6, 2017, recited Damn the Impossible (تباً للمستحيل): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKvODqUCFGM&t=22s   He also recited a love poem titled He is Still a Baby (مازال طفلاً):   ...

Multicultural Match

So, one day you meet this guy on Match.com.  He’s quiet.  He’s interesting.  He’s worldly and open minded.  Oh, and did I mention he’s gorgeous?  How is it possible this beautiful guy isn’t already snatched up?  And how is it possible that he’s smitten with you?  This is what I thought 13 years ago when ...