Flying

Flying

(for R) to zipline is to fly to leave all the earth’s cares to float to skim across the sky creeks and rivers sparkling below,…

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Mrs. Quimby's Rocketing Day by Sam Hamod

Mrs. Quimby’s Rocketing Day by Sam Hamod

MRS. QUIMBY’S ROCKETING DAY     (for Zachary, Grayson, Allen Kyle and Mrs. Quimby)     You see, Mrs. Quimby never thought she’d go up in…

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Kinds of Heat by Sam Hamod

Kinds of Heat by Sam Hamod

Kinds of Heat   heat of july your lips on mine oh   yes

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Por Mi Amigo, Carlos Fuentes    by   Sam Hamod

Por Mi Amigo, Carlos Fuentes by Sam Hamod

  Por Mi Amigo Mucho, Carlos Fuentes   to write of sorrow in the heart for a friend who’s died, somehow words –       never enough– when…

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Por Mi Amigo Mucho, Carlos Fuentes by Sam Hamod

Por Mi Amigo Mucho, Carlos Fuentes by Sam Hamod

Por Mi Amigo Mucho, Carlos Fuentes   to write of sorrow in the heart for a friend who’s died, somehow words – never enough– when we…

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A Child's Hand - Revised and Expanded

A Child’s Hand – Revised and Expanded

A Child’s Hand    (revised and expanded,  5. 20-22.12)  (dedicated to all the children being killed in all the wars)   a child’s hand in the…

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A Child's Hand by Sam Hamod

A Child’s Hand by Sam Hamod

A Child’s Hand  (dedicated to all the children being killed in all the wars)   a child’s hand in the rubble is not the same…

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Rummage Sales of Our Lives   by  Sam Hamod

Rummage Sales of Our Lives by Sam Hamod

Rummage Sales of our Lives     we collect things, I think, thinking we can shore ourselves up against time, to hold on to life…

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My Serpent by Sam Hamod

My Serpent by Sam Hamod

My Serpent    she snakes her body slowly around my hips, her thighs tho velvet, yet steel, squeezing me into her, body pulsing, she swells,…

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The Truth, Nothing but the Truth: The Lady in the Red Dress

The Truth, Nothing but the Truth: The Lady in the Red Dress

Sam Hamod                                                                                         In honor of the foremost lady of American and world journalism, Helen Thomas   It’s a long drive in the 1940s from…

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For the New Year

For the New Year

Sam Hamod   And now  let us believe in the long year given to us new untouched full of things that have never been  …

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Living and Re-Living Al Andalus: Review of Shadab Zeest Hashmi's, Baker of Tarifa

Living and Re-Living Al Andalus: Review of Shadab Zeest Hashmi’s, Baker of Tarifa

Living and Re-Living Al Andalus: Book Review of  Shadab Zeest Hashmi’s, Baker of Tarifa, by Sam Hamod Shadab Zeest Hashmi’s book of poems, Baker of…

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  Lines To My Father  قصيدة  ابي

Lines To My Father قصيدة ابي

Sam Hamod Translation by  Imen Bennani   قصيدة  ابي    بي يحرس مسجده في صمت انه يحوم حوله الان و يصلي يجلس على الدرج…و ينظر…..

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Borges and the Djinn

Borges and the Djinn

  Sam Hamod    They told him, his blindness was only the first step into his seeing, that kind of daylight blossoming in the darkness,…

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Growing Up Muslim-Lebanese in America

Growing Up Muslim-Lebanese in America

Sam Hamod   Often when I’m introduced to Anglos, people say, “Did you say Hammond or was it Hamon?” I reply, “Hamod, like Mohammed.”  In…

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Nazim Qutb and the Magic Kufta

Nazim Qutb and the Magic Kufta

Sam Hamod   Once upon a time, it seems, during the reign of the first strong president of Pakistan, Ayub Khan– President Khan decided he…

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The Loss of Granada: Al-Hambra ; Al-Andalus, Spain; 1492

The Loss of Granada: Al-Hambra ; Al-Andalus, Spain; 1492

 Sam Hamod    His mother said, “ Bu-Abdul, do not cry to me, you are not mine, nor are you your father’s son, you, I…

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COLORS OF THE FALL

COLORS OF THE FALL

Sam Hamod leaves move more slowly now, there is a brittleness you can smell in the air, changes of colors speak only of that one…

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