Dedicated to all Australian Muslims
Almost five hundred thousand, these days
Muslims enrich our country in many ways
With their kindness and unique generosity,
They are welcomed by many across our country.
Some Muslims have lived here undoubtedly
For one hundred and fifty years surely
Contributing to Down Under constantly
Whether with sport, music or superb poetry.
I have been invited to Arab countries
To speak at so many Universities
About Australia and our poetry,
And also to compile an Anthology
Of modern Arabic poetry hopefully.
I was always invited annually
To Baghdad’s Festival of Poetry.
I so enjoyed the ongoing hospitality
And the constant Muslim generosity.
– We are lucky to have Muslims in our country.