The Adhari Pool

Gradually filling the darkness

I was numberless years under the tree of life:

when now happened, unconsciously,

I awoke into the spring of creation;

my first sight was heaven.

The pool of the sun filled my eye;

tiny, coloured fish darted in my virgin tears,

immortal grass caressed my banks,

flowers kissed my face

and a zillion sporadic raindrops.

I murmured softly in the breeze;

hares and gazelles, doves and finches

bent and drank of me,

I saw the giant foxes playing on the marsh,

curiously changing the Universe.

Kings, paupers, priests came and went,

carried in what they were looking for;

held in my clear eye, born in my being,

men swam with the fish of paradise,

the great fish turning about my heart,

by the waving palms and corner of a temple



Ben Inman

al ain adhari      bahrain   manama   eden  spring  oasis  swimming pool


janat      al ayn adhari   the pool of the virgins tears   arabian killifish

bahrain water park     leisure       aqua  park theme park

عين عذاري