by Inas El-Sabban
With lyrical and descriptive words, Inas El-Sabban’s Poems from the Heart focuses on the little things in life that we seem to take for granted as she gives us a glimpse at that which has had the most impact on her life.
In “Nature’s Cycle,” she evocatively recalls emotions prompted by the changing of the seasons:
Winter breeze, then springtime leaves.
How summer comes and passes.
The school year starts, do thump our hearts…
While in “Friends,” she shares her viewpoint on that most treasured of relationships:
But what is the meaning of having a friend?
Is it someone you fight with, someone you call?
No, I think friends are friends…
Especially when there’s absolutely nothing to say at all.
Ending her collection with a series of “Chinese Culture Haiku,” she captures the essence of the centuries-old beliefs held by those of Chinese descent:
Old Chinese Lifestyle
Is filled with much loyalty
To the elderly
With her timeless observations, Ms. El-Sabban has shared her music of the soul.
About the Author: A native of Cairo, Egypt, Inas El-Sabban is employed as a program specialist for the U.S. Department of Education and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Educational Administration and Policy Studies at George Washington University.
(2003, paperback, 16 pages)