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 neither a leaf nor an almond, I am just waiting for a quick melt. There your red car brings me absences, and here your frozen eyes kill my burning dreams. I am not a mythical lover as you think; I just love you. Here is a letter, a tent and an oak tree, here is a story that does not sleep and does not accept to sleep; here you are in my heart. I will return to your red car after my emigration, but this time I will return loaded with frozen dreams.