Poetry is the journal of the sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air. Poetry is a search for syllables to shoot at the barriers of the unknown and the unknowable. Poetry is a phantom script telling how rainbows are made and why they go away. Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance - Carl Sandburg..........Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thing which enters into one's soul, and does not startle it or amaze it with itself, but with its subject - John Keats .........Poetry is the breath and finer spirit of all knowledge - William Wordsworth ..........Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand - Plato .........No man was ever yet a great poet, without being at the same time a profound philosopher. For poetry is the blossom and the fragrance of all human knowledge, human thoughts, human passions, emotions, language - Samuel Taylor Coleridge .........One demands two things of a poem. Firstly, it must be a well-made verbal object that does honor to the language in which it is written. Secondly, it must say something significant about a reality common to us all, but perceived from a unique perspective. What the poet says has never been said before, but, once he has said it, his readers recognize its validity for themselves - W. H. Auden ...........Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash - Leonard Cohen .........There is a pleasure in poetic pains which only poets know - William Cowper .........Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood -T. S. Eliot ..........Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason - Novalis...........He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life - George Sand .........A poem is never finished, only abandoned - Paul Valery ........A poet is a bird of unearthly excellence, who escapes from his celestial realm arrives in this world warbling. If we do not cherish him, he spreads his wings and flies back into his homeland - Kahlil Gibran.............Poetry should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance - John Keats..........To be a poet is a condition, not a profession - Robert Frost........A poem is true if it hangs together. Information points to something else. A poem points to nothing but itself - E. M. Forster.........Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo - Don Marquis...........Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things - T. S. Eliot ..........You can tear a poem apart to see what makes it tick. You're back with the mystery of having been moved by words. The best craftsmanship always leaves holes and gaps so that something that is not in the poem can creep, crawl, flash or thunder in - Dylan Thomas .........Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words - Paul Engle......... There is not a joy the world can give like that it takes away! Lord Byron

Ending 2018: More World Poetry

Call for submission for February 2019 Issue


Rabia, A Witness to Divine Love: A lecture at City University. Details as follows:

Venue: Lecture Theatre 1610, AC-2, City University of Hong Kong, 2 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong.

Time: Monday, 11.00 am, 26 September 2016.

Lecturer: Dr Sayed Gouda.


Rumi, Ocean of Love: A lecture at City University. Details as follows:

Venue: LT-12, AC-1, City University of Hong Kong, 2 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong.

Time: Thursday, 11.00 am, 24 March 2016.

Lecturer: Dr Sayed Gouda.


Poetry reading by Sayed Gouda from his two recently published books of poetry: In the Quiet of the Night, and wo shi ni chengwei wode gudu 我使你成我的孤独 ['I Made You My Solitude']. The reading will be in Arabic, Chinese, and English.

Kubrick Poetry • March • In the Quiet of the Night

時間 Time2016/3/20 (Sunday) 4:30pm-5:30pm

地點 Venue:油麻地 Kubrick電影中心一樓講廳

主持 Moderator: Polly Ho & Cyrus Wong


Metres of Classical Chinese Poetry II (The Tang Dynasty) :


A lecture at City University. Details as follows:

Venue: B5118, AC-1, City University of Hong Kong, 2 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong.

Time: 14 March 2016.

Lecturer: Dr Sayed Gouda.


Metres of Classical Chinese Poetry I (Shijing – Lisao – Fu – Yuefu – Wugu – Qigu – Zayan) :


A lecture at City University. Details as follows:

Venue: B5118, AC-1, City University of Hong Kong, 2 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong.

Time: 15 February 2016.

Lecturer: Dr Sayed Gouda.


Sangeeta Majumder: Kathak is a Doctrine of Life!

Nadwah – Hong Kong - 12 April 2015


Born in a family of academicians and business persons in the City of Joy, Kolkata, Sangeeta Majumder is the first in her family to choose her career in the field of kathak dance. Exceptionally talented, this creative danseuse is presently practicing in the prime institution of India of the legendary kathak Maestro and the world’s most

Gouda Honoured with The Enchanting Poet Award

Nadwah - 22 December 2012


Sayed Gouda was honoured with The Enchanting Poet Award in December 2012. The Enchanting Poet Award is an award given by the quarterly poetry magazine The Enchanting Verses

155,819 Visits on Nadwah in November

Nadwah - Hong Kong - 1 December 2012


According to Yahoo Web Hosting, Nadwah website hits 155,819 visits in November as the image below shows. Please click on the image to enlarge it:

138,491 Visits on Nadwah in October

Nadwah - Hong Kong - 3 November 2012


According to Yahoo Web Hosting, Nadwah website hits 138,491 visits in October as the image below shows. Please click on the image to enlarge it:

Gouda's Arabian Night of Poetry in Hong Kong

Nadwah - Hong Kong - 8 October 2011


Egyptian poet Sayed Gouda featured a poetry reading on Friday 7 October 2011 at Book Attic, which was filled up with attendants of different nationalities. Gouda recited more than 20 of his new poems. The Arabic reading was accompanied by reading the translation in English, French, German, and Chinese with spiritual

Nadwah Press Celebrates Macedonian Poetry in Cairo

Nadwah - Hong Kong - 6 May 2010


Nadwah Press starts its publications in Cairo with two books of Macedonian poets, Trajan Petrovski and Branko Cvetkoski translated into Arabic. Each book has 64 pages (15cmx21cm). Petroveski's Bearing the Soul has 41 poems while Cvetkoski's Heavenly Places has 25 poems

LAMA HOURANI at JA NYC Summer show

Nadwah - Hong Kong - 23 July 2009


NEW YORK (July 20, 2009) - Lama Hourani, Jordanian international jewelry designer, will be showcasing her jewelry for the first time at the 2009 JA New York Summer Jewelry Show from July 26th to July 29th. Booth 1213A in the Designer Section of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

"Unpolished Allure" by upcoming photographer Farah Hourani

Nadwah - Hong Kong - 20 July 2009


Dear Friends & Art Lovers,

Join us in a vibrant photography exhibition

entitled" Unpolished Allure" by upcoming photographer Farah Hourani



Nadwah - Hong Kong - 7 May 2009


Entry is open to all over 18, irrespective of residence, nationality or citizenship.
Closing Dates: 30-May-09 (Entry forms and fees); 30-June-09 (Manuscripts)
Details: Prize: *HKD10,000 (approx GBP800 / USD1,300. [*HKD7.80= USD1.00]
Founders: Dr Verner Bickley, MBE and Dr Gillian Bickley. To celebrate their lifelong

Al Salt Greeting Cards  Fall – Erwin Olaf
Memories of the Spirit @ Foresight32 Art Gallery Literary Activities in December 2008


* Hong Kong Remembers Darwish Unprecedentedly Midnight's Children to be a film
* Hong Kong Lights Up Candels for Darwish

محمود درويش - فلسطين* Mahmoud Darwish… in the presence of Absence

* "Prophet of the Poets" Published in Macedonia

* Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish dies

* Wyndham Lewis Portraits Opens at The National Portrait Gallery in UK

* Hommage à Mahmoud Darwich

* Atwood wins Spanish Prince of Asturias Prize for literature

* Author Rushdie Receives Knighthood


Rumi, Poet of the Month at Kubrick

* PROVERSE Dinner and Two Books

* Art Festival in Dubai 19-22 March 2008

* Arabic Nadwah Paints the Borrowed House in March
* Poetry Flies High in Hong Kong



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