Paradise on Earth

26th Jan 2018

If ever a wish for untainted simplicity crossed your mind,

If ever a thought of unmatched serenity whispered in your heart,

If ever a yearning for blue untouched waters held your vision,

If ever the cool light Eastern breeze beckoned you,

Then turn your eyes to that sweet, alluring city

of Essaouira, the idyllic blue-boated scene.

 

Fisherman’s town, craftsman’s haven,

Gateway to the artist’s creation.

What talent! and skill!

Amazing combination of genius and perseverance.

Reflective of man’s highest ambitions

When channelled in useful ways, benefitting others.

 

A city, not rich in jewels and wealth,

but in natural splendour, completely bejewelled

with sparkling, clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean,

Which draw silhouettes in the soft, flyaway sand as

it recedes, again and again.

If this is Paradise on earth,

Then what will true Paradise entail?

 

Copyright Umm Hafsah @2017

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