(24 January 1961 / South Africa)

A Magical Task

Pure magic, this is pure magic, the Arabic keyboard
on the Net is alive; letters writhe, change, dance and
sing, evoking feelings of pure beauty, type one letter
and it is all alone, type the next to see the first letter
changing form as it accepts a friendly mate -

But if the first letter is an introvert, refusing friendship,
it remains unchanged with no magic on screen - I'm
delighted by my task: retype pictures of Arabic letters
from a document, the fun never stops as this carousel
keeps on turning - can't decipher meaning as yet -

Aesthetic appeal not marred by reality as connotation
remains purely emotional, this is a joyous play for me:
freedom to enjoy terms free from ice-cold meaning &
unleashing feeling unrelated to external events; pure
imagination provides everything - a magical task…

[ Letters with dots or a hamsa on their heads resemble
the flowers in Walt Disney's Fantasia - floating & dancing
to the Waltz of the Flowers from the Nutcracker Suite]

تقديم and وأنطمة

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Comments (1)

I know a little bit about the nature of Urdu which has relied heavily on Arabic and Persian linguistic traditions and fully agree with your observations which I would like to quote: type one letter / and it is all alone, type the next to see the first letter / changes form as it accepts a friendly mate / But if the first letter is an introvert, refusing friendship / it remains unchanged with no magic on screen. I like it thanks.