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.