View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

UAE Nation of Poets

The National newspaper is running a great series of articles on Poets of the UAE.

So much water, desert and mountains to inspire the ancient art of poetry.

Link: Youssef Rakha, A Nation of Words, The National, 26 August 2008. This will take you to the earlier articles and interactive map that displays where poets are from. Where are the poets from Fujairah?

Check out the poems by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai at his web site.

Image: One of the many poems written by Mohamed Almubarak and posted on this web site.