You have a dream

In the secret garden

Hidden Women

A flower is growing a thorn

And a glowing rainbow newly born

With butterfly wings and a peacock tail 

Firing flames of passion

Singing a sunflower poem

No time to waste or mourn 


Winds play hide and seek

You, a hidden image in the blossoms of trees

A shadow between the leaves

Embedded in the feathers of seagulls 

the sand dunes of the Empty Quarter

the tides of the Arabian Gulf


No sound nor a face

But everywhere you go

You Seek knowledge and wisdom

And believe in women


Your eyes embrace melodies

Your hopes as wide as deserts

Tall as palm trees

A mature woman

A bucket list of endless dreams

Seek adventure

and believe in your charm. 


By Najat Alshafie

poem and drawing