Sharjah International Book Fair 29th Edition

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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
ExpoCenter 7th - 17th November, 2012. Hours | Saturday - Thursday: 10a.m. - 10p.m.; Friday: 4p.m - 10p.m.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Poetic East...: That book fair it was..

Where I met books
From east and from west,
Books with faces,
Books with emotions
Books that tell tales
Book that laughs aloud
That book fair it was

Meeting people
Meeting thoughts
Meeting hands
Meeting eyes
Some smiling
Some searching
That book fair it was

Thoughts lost in thoughts
Minds lost in minds
Searching nothing but books
Turning pages, noting books
Asking favorites, asking prices
Carrying in hands, purse or trolleys
That book fair it was

Releasing books, releasing thoughts
Infecting thoughts, moving thoughts
Reflecting thought, evolving thoughts
Spreading thoughts, encouraging thoughts
Sitting thought moving thoughts
Thoughts on shelves, thoughts in hands
Thoughts by seeing, reading and writing
That book fair it was..

Thought, created, wrote and bounded words
Year to year, architect*, wrote the words
Wishing his people to read and write
Something likes of Him, from Him
Encouraged His nation and other alike
His was ‘For Love of the written Word’
He created a fair of all the fairs
That book fair it was.

* H.H. Sheikh Dr Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi –
(Cultural Architect)

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