Writings by Taghrid Bou Merhi


1. HERE I AM!!

Like a butterfly who loves brightness,
Taghrid said: “here I am”

She got lost so they said:
“It’s a narcissus rose”
She blossomed so they said:
“ it’s an iris rose”

She planted goodness
And good plants get harvested

With Kindness and loyalties
My heart was filled and enriched

I wish my friends and myself all happiness and contentment

My Lord, grant my brothers and sisters whatever they desire…


To continue living like a poisonous weed

Let me tell you about villages you have never visited

And about the faces that have been hanging on the wall for a long time

About a glass of water in a hand but not in another hand

About a wound spreading its shreds on the road

And two paralysed legs sleeping silently

Let me tell you about blood flow

About names dying tomorrow

And voices withheld from speech

And never spoke

To continue living behind your spread leg

Come with me to see how to face life with tirednesses

And how the proclaimer of truth gets crucified


Salute here

You will love the ugliness of hunger and poverty

You will love seeing children who do not dream

And a rattle hanging from the vocal cords

I danced for a long time on this grave and that

I danced for a long time without fear or panic

And tonight…

I have a great desire to kiss the ground

And to tell you about what you have no hand in it

Perish your hands…



In the midst of your invocation of what lies between two quotation marks

You will return to the cosmic questions without losing sight of that rhetorical tape about Big Ben and the ancestors of the ancestors..

Like a fantasy, you were moving between mysticism and temporal space.

And in the great moment, you, like the philosophers, will be freed from existentialism.

Every non-being in its being is a cosmic structure, and every illusion in its rings is a metaphysical void.

Only the end remains unknown!!

When the ghost of death dominates, the cover of illusion will slip and nothingness will dissolve in the opposite!!

As if Darwin’s syndrome is going on in a vicious circle!!

Was it the coincidence of the eternal becoming in Nietzsche’s philosophy, or was it the shadow of everything in everything?!!

And as you try to combine deep intuition with absolute mysticism,

You will approach metaphysical concepts and transcend the self.
In order to jump over the bigger question,

You will turn in the opposite direction to hear and see!!


There are those who delude the secrets in a tragic philosophical tone!

In one of his letters to his Zoroastrian friend, he compared turbulent poetics to eternal spirituality!

I did not find what he says but a reflection of the image of the splitting pain!

As for how the embers of transfiguration are born from the self,

Perhaps it is the astonishment of the imagination in the emotional choice game!

According to your vision of the cosmic movement,

You will race with the two opposites, and you will meet or not meet at all!!

While embracing pain, you will grow together, dance together, and die in happiness together!!

Author Biography: Taghrid Bou Merhi is a Lebanese poetess, writer, and translator living in Brazil. She holds a Law degree and is ambassador of the team “International Cultural Salon Association”. Member of prestigious platform Of WWWU World Nations Writers’ Union Kazakhstan. She won the Nizar Sartawi International Translator Award for Creativity 2021 in the field of translation and literature.She won the 2nd Annual Zhengxin International Poet Award 2022. Editor of Al-Arabe Today, Rainbow, Literária Agareed, Al-Nil Walfurat, Literária and Allaylak Magazine.Fluent in Arabic (native language), French, English, Portuguese, Italian and Spanish.Her poems have been published in numerous international anthologies،various Literary magazines,journals and websites.Her poems have been translated into more than 24 languages.

Taghrid Bou Merhi


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