Poetry is the journey 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

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Sayed Gouda Honoured with The Enchanting Poet Award


Nadwah - 22 December 2012


Sayed Gouda was honoured with The Enchanting Poet Award in November 2012. The Enchanting Poet Award is an award given by the quarterly poetry magazine The Enchanting Verses Literary Reviews, which was launched in 2008 under the name of The Enchanting Verses International with the aim to publish quality poetry and works related to poetry. Ever since it was launched in 2008, The Enchanting Verses Literary Reviews  was recognised as one of the best poetry magazines of the world. The Enchanting Verses has some of the most eminent names in the realms of contemporary poetry in the list of its contributors.

Apart from its scheduled quarterly issues, The Enchanting Verses publishes translation through its international Translation Project, research series on the life and work of poets, exhibits paintings through its Visual Poetry Project and presents the prestigious Enchanting Poet Title/Award to one poet per issue for his contributions in the field of poetry over the years.'The Enchanting Poet'  Award of Honour is the highest honour which is officially issued by The Enchanting Verses Literary Review. One established poet is given this certification per issue. He/she should be a book published as well as magazine published poet. The poet is chosen from nominees that are put up before the editorial board of this journal.








About Sayed Gouda:


Sayed Gouda was born in Cairo and educated in Egypt and China, majoring in Chinese. He is a published poet, novelist, and translator. He is the author of three books of poetry in Arabic and one novel in English. His works and translations have appeared in Arabic, English, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Macedonian, Uzbek, and Mongolian. Gouda is the editor of a literary website called Nadwah in five languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, and German (www.arabicnadwah.com). He has organized a monthly literary salon in Hong Kong since April 2004. He has participated in many international poetry festivals and academic conferences around the world. Gouda was honoured the Enchanting Poet Award in December 2012. At present, he is a PhD candidate at City University of Hong Kong. His dissertation is a comparative study of the revival of traditional forms in contemporary poetry. Other research interests include comparative poetics, comparative literature, and prosody studies.


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Mohamed Fahmy


2012-12-23 00:17:29

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