SECRETS / Poem by Anwer Ghani (Iraq)

Anwer Ghani (Iraq)

Anwer Ghani is an award-winning Iraqi poet, Pushcart nominee and author of more than a hundred books. He was born in 1973 in Babylon. His name has appeared in more than fifty literary magazines and twenty anthologies in USA, UK and Asia and he has won many prizes; one of them is the “World Best Poet in 2017 from WNWU”. In 2018 he was nominated to Adelaide Award for poetry and in 2019 was nominated to Pushcart Award. He received Rock Pebbles Literary Award, International Yasser Arafat Award for Peace and the award of United Spirit of Writers Academy for Poetry in 2019. Anwer is a religious scholar, consultant nephrologist and author of more than a hundred books; thirty of them are in English like; “A Farmers Chant; Inner Child Press 2019, “Colored Whispers; AABAS Publishing House, 2019, and Salty Tales, Just Fiction, 2019.). Anwer is the editor in chief of Arcs Prose Poetry magazine.




I am a sunny man and not mysterious, so I can easily hide my fingers because I’m like the old tales of my city without a song. I am from here; from the south where my grandfather absence and where I always hide in our secrets. Take a look at our faces; when you see our eyes, you will find our secrets completely non-secret, and all these strange stories will reach your heart before the morning pain. Look at our land, we are farmers from the south; our dreams sleep before the moon whisper swings. Look at the frigidity of the furrows of this earth, where the shadows know nothing of eternal stories.

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