for my Mother, Mona
hide and seek, marbles,
spinning tops after school, dolls;
windows without glass;
dress made of empty dirt brown
flour sack—childhood memories.
Saad Ali (b. 1980 in Okara, Pakistan) is an existential philosopher and poet. He has been brought up and educated in the UK and Pakistan. He holds a BSc and an MSc in Management from University of Leicester, UK. Ali has authored three books of verse (so far) i.e. Ephemeral Echoes (AuthorHouse, 2018), Metamorphoses: Poetic Discourses (AuthorHouse, 2019), and Ekphrases: Book One (AuthorHouse, 2020). By profession, he is a Lecturer, Consultant, and Trainer/Mentor. Some of his influences include: Vyasa, Homer, Ovid, Attar, Rumi, Nietzsche, and Tagore. He is fond of the Chinese, Greek, and Arabic cuisine. He likes learning different languages, travelling by train, and exploring cities on foot. To learn more about his work, please visit www.saadalipoetry.com.
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