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Hotels of the ultimate

Hotels of the ultimate

Roses that grew alone

Behind the house of the aged

The tiles of his eldest dreams

Fashioned his desolate days

Fragrance of the breeze

Reads the prelude of wind that generates a whisper

And grows up a sound

And opens its calyx for naked and passers by

 Hotels of the ultimate

And domicile of the dead

The roses on mother plant

And the roses on ours while we in perpetuate death

Glow in the chest two candles of love

And the warmth and learning might rain

Strike his jaws of the severity of cold.

Mahdi Mansour is one of the leading poets in Lebanon and the Arabic world.

His journey in poetry started in 2003, on a television show entitled “Al-moumayazoun” (i.e.: Talented People) which was aired on the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (LBC); one of the famous T.V channels in Lebanon during that time. On that show, He competed with poets from Lebanon and the Arabic world and won the golden medal for the category of improvised poetry.

Mansour refined his extraordinary talent and creativity by studying and teaching Arabic literature during his high school and college years. Nevertheless, his interest in sciences especially physics, equaled his passion for the literature and he received his Doctorate degree in Molecular Physics in 2015.

Mansour’s poems were widely recognized in the Arabic world and were praised by fans and critics. He won several prizes for his poetry collection and represented Lebanon in many poetry festivals and educational forums in recent years.