Anwer Ghani

Our Hospital

I had met an old friend in the garden of our hospital. His hand was warm, not because of his fever, but due to his love.Two things you can’t imagine their impact, the flowers in the garden and a friend in a hospital. Our hospital is small but it was the place where we see the chanting birds and the smiling trees. Here, in my city, it is unusual to see the smile and our days are gloomy as the mangled wood, but the hospital is tenderhearted as a mother. In fact All the birds in our hospital are smiling and white, but in a dark day a dread hand had invaded their souls and put frowning twilight in their corners.



A Physician

I am a doctor in my town’s hospital, and in addition to this, I love the poets. In fact, I feel that the poet and the physicians are twins and they had drunk the spiritual milk from the same hopeful breast. When my hand touches the deep sense of the patient I feel that I am a good reader. You know the poet a well as the physician is a good reader.While the physician brings the honey water from the remote springs in the morning, the poet makes the feathery soul’s bellow from the magic birds in the evening.



Our Nurse

In our hospital, there are soft hands, exactly as the sense of the cream, and this is not because of their smooth skin, but the real cause is their big hearts. These big hearts, delightedly, engage in our feeling as old nobles, and bring with their smiles all possible glads. From these colored waterfalls, the compassion takes her beautiful mantle, and the generosity learned her passion. You can find same kindness in the coffe’s perfumes, in the political offices’ birds, and in the garden’s flowers, but you should know that it is so different when you see the glory of the kindness in the eyes of our nurse.


Anwer Ghani is an Iraqi poet and writer. He was born in 1973 in Alhilla city. His name had appeared in Adelaide, Zarf, Peacock, Otoliths, Algebra of Owls, and others. And also had appeared in Inner Child Press anthology “The Year Of The Poet”. Anwer Ghani is the chief editor of “Tajdeed” literary magazine.  He had, in Arabic, forty books in literature and religious sciences. Here is his website