Songs of Ajloun’s Wadi Tawaheen

Personal reflections by a Jordanian poet

(Photos: Ramzi Ghazwi/Jordan News)
“These photos, poetry and songs of Wadi Tawaheen, the valley that haunts me,” says Jordanian poet Ramzi Ghazwi.

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Reflecting on his strolls through the wadi, he notes: “How often I felt myself a tree, swept into waves of clouds, or a blossom nestled into a crack on the valley walls.”

“The tribes of trees and blossoms were my family… I was with them — I spoke to them through the wind and its whispers.”

With expressions of gladness that he lives “side-by-side with these gentle creations”, Ghazwi adds: “I would suffocate if I could not see the trees in my day, or speak to them, or hear them return my peace upon me.”

“They answer my questions, quenching my longings.”

Ramzi Ghazwi is a Jordanian poet, author, and columnist, and winner of literary awards.

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