Another side of Rinkeby

an almost sentient summer breeze
carrying the scents of halal breakfast
and the sound of playing children
i put on my shades and make for the square

from a seemingly infinite sky
sunshine fondles my skin
darbuka rhythms fill my ears
and open up my heart

laughing girls in
multi coloured hijabs
topped by radiant smiles
amplify the sweetness of the light

bags of groceries hung on
decorated baby carriages
pushed by chattering mothers
talking with their hands

ancient men with henna tinted beards
sit quietly on the benches
staring both outwards
and inwards

i drink a beer in the pizzeria yard
silent and contented
observing the possibility
of peaceful coexistence

Poetry by Wumbulu
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Written on 2015-02-16 at 12:10

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jim The PoetBay support member heart!
This and "Rinkeby" make a powerful combination. Your images come through so boldly, and subtly. You have a remarkable way of conveying images and places. These poems are vivid.

one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
i'm with ashe, this is a glimpse into a better world. is this sweden? not the sweden portrayed in mainstream media.

the atmosphere floats off the page, i feel the sentient summer breeze.

as difficult as rinkeby may be, i envy you this walk to the square.

The images in this one are priceless. How lovely to live in such a diverse environment and see how people of all races and beliefs can co-exist in peace. Definitely a hopeful and beautiful message.