The Impossible Absence

My late Father, Maher Abdullah (Allâh Yirĥamu) wrote the poem ‘The Impossible Absence’ (الغياب المستحيل), published in ‘The Muslim Palestine’ magazine (فلسطين المسلمة) in 1993. The inspiration for the poem was the Palestinian martyr Emad Aqel (Allâh Yirĥamu) and all the martyrs before and after him.

My Dad’s poetic words became popular through the famous song ‘Enamoured/Enchanted My Soul’ (فتنت روحي) by the singer and composer Ayman Al-Hallaq, which my Dear Mother discovered after my Dad returned to Allâh سُبْحانَهُ وَتَعالَى. He never knew his poetic words became a well-loved song.

Poem ☁ Through the Eyes of a Raven (II)

My late father Maher Abdullah (Allâh Yirĥamu) was amongst those who encouraged me to consider writing poetry seriously instead of merely secreting them away in the lonely confines of folders on my computer.

Through the Eyes of a Raven was the first poem my Dad (Allâh Yirĥamu) constructively criticised, which I wrote in April 2003.

Sadly, he wasn’t able to read the outcome, which never would’ve been possible without his constructive critique and valuable input.