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14 May, 2006

Sun sonnet

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more scorching and more full of sweat
Harsh desert winds blow most people away,
And winter's lease hath all too short a date:
Always too hot the eye of heaven glowers,
Despite the smog his fire burns like hell;
And everyone is desperate for cold showers,
But all the water's boiling hot as well;
And this eternal hellfire never fades,
The boys in blue are all roasting alive;
And e'en at night it's fifty centigrade,
Although officially it's forty-five:
If only we could breathe without A/C
We might endure this total purgatory



Blogger Minkey Chief said...

On this day in the month of may
I have my say, only to WIN!

14 May, 2006 06:39  
Blogger BuJ said...

wow.. very nice work SD :)
bravow.. bravow... (posh bravo)

i have one question though, are the boys in blue actually the boys in green? well at least if we refer to Dubai, or boys in gray for AD...


14 May, 2006 13:17  
Blogger secretdubai said...

The boys in blue = the poor scaffolding monkeys roasting away in the sun every day.

14 May, 2006 14:09  
Blogger BuJ said...

i'm with u!
i had commented b4 having my morning coffee.. not good!

actually don't think i would have figured it out even with coffee.

nice work though.. but global warming won't make it easier for these dudes. mind you, the higher the buildings are the less the temprature is because of altitute changes, and rarefaction of the air.

14 May, 2006 14:15  
Blogger SIN said...

If only we could breathe without A/C
We might endure this total purgatory

Alas this wish cannot be so
Hence onwards and upwards now we go;
As we rise among the spires
It is a respite from all those liars;
Here we forget all our sorrows
and yearn for a brand new tomorrow;
where life's a pretty picture from the pages
and there are no worries about our wages;

14 May, 2006 15:31  
Blogger Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

I like!

Perhaps you should be the one called Shaykhspeara ey SD? :)

14 May, 2006 16:03  
Blogger nzm said...

Wow - what's the world coming to?

Haikus spring hilariously from the keyboards of MamaDuck, Keefie, Grumpy Goat, Desert Lady & NZM; CG waxes lyrically about rural life; now SD is sonnet-ing; Buj is spreading joy with his music, and Shayhkspeara Sha'ira is determine to educate the masses with info on calligraphy, music, poetry, gravestone inscriptions and other fine arts.

Anyone would think that there was a plot to inject some culture into the UAE blogging society. Careful now - we'll be accused of being a clique!

15 May, 2006 02:05  
Blogger archer14 said...

Anyone would think that there was a plot to inject some culture into the UAE blogging society.

Hey mind it, OK? Don't steal the thunder out of Culture City.

15 May, 2006 09:41  
Blogger Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

lol nzm! determined I am, apparently :)

It's good with a bit of culture every now and then. So who's the daddy of this clique?

15 May, 2006 12:53  
Blogger hdastoor said...

regarding ur stock market blog , i just want to say that investing any amount in stock market is doubling your money automatically. HOW??
If dh 10 stock drops to dh 5 , then u loose 50%, but if the same dh.5 stock now becomes dh. 10 then its a 100% profit. Isnt that great

15 May, 2006 13:00  
Blogger EnglishTeacher365 said...

Nice to see you branching out from the journalese. Don't give up the day-job yet, though!

Now, do you think you could rustle us up some james Joyce-type stuff? Could be really interesting!

Actually, I'm enjoying this blog immensely. Please keep it going!

16 May, 2006 21:28  
Blogger Jassim said...

poetry again...whats happening to the blogging world???

17 May, 2006 10:37  

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