Ariadne’s Notes: World Poetry is honoured to welcome Dr. Samay Hamed who will be receiving a World Poetry Empowered Poet Award at the Fourth World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival in October and will be launching a collection of his poems.
“Dr.Samay Hamed Date of birth: 11-06-1969 Education: Medial doctor (Balkh medical college) Books: 31 published books (poetry, political, social and cultural analysis, literary interviews) Current job: General advisor of TOLO TV, Lemar TV and Radio Arman FM( Kabura production) , owner of SH Media group . Music composer and writer of 3 music albums for children ( Alocha, a fresh tale, Morwari ), composer and lyricist of Sesame Street songs for TOLO TV. Composer and lyricist of Tererari, Lover is Awake music albums and plenty of Afghan songs for afghan singers. Awards: International free press award 2003, CPJ, New York Tocholsky prize 2010 Swedan, Sedish PEN Ferdawsi poetry first prize Naserkhosraw poetry first prize”
Love is hot
Love is coming without permission
Like the silken bubble of a fresh idea
That turns into the butterfly of a new poem
I know it, my friend, I know it
Look! Hurry up
Someone is drowning in blood
The weather is nice
For a walk and a talk in the felicitous forest of dreams
Or for sitting on a wooden bench under an umbrella of singing birds
Watching a snail cross the cycle track
I know it, my friend, I know
Doesn’t this snail resemble a woman running under a bombed bridge
with her house on her back?
Watch! Hurry up!
News is as hot as love these days.
Dr. Samay Hamed (C)
Director Alaha Ahrar writes:
“In order to truly appreciate the value and talent that people from other countries possess, it is important to understand where they have gone and what they have lived through.
Today, I want to introduce Dr. Samay Hamed from Afghanistan to World Poetry, Canada International .
Dr. Samay Hamed was born in 11-06-1969. He grew up in Balkh, Afghanistan. Since a child, Dr. Hamed strongly believed in social reform and helping other human beings; therefore, he chose to become a medical doctor. However, he has been guided by his heart, mind and soul to be an activist, poet and writer.
The emotions, urges and cries of his heart emerged and did not allow him to keep silent any longer. He did not silence them but, instead, welcomed them.
When his mind, heart and soul spoke to him; he listened, wrote them down and shared them with all. As a result, Dr. Hamad is now one of the most influential and famous contemporary poets and writers of Afghanistan. He has written 31 books on different topics such as poetry, politics, literary reviews and social and cultural analysis.
With respect to Afghans values and customary norms, he is making crucial contributions in making Afghanistan more liberal. Therefore, he is well-known throughout the country as an advocate for peace.
Currently, he works as a General Advisor for TOLO TV, Lemar TV and Radio Arman FM (Kabura Producation). Furthermore, he is the owner of SH Media group Music, composer and writer of three music albums for children called Alocha, a fresh tale and morwari. Dr. Hamed is also the composer and lyricist of Sesame Street songs for TOLO TV, the composer of lyricist of Tererari, Lover is Awake music albums and plenty of Afghan songs for Afghan singers.
Dr. Hamed is a recognized and well-known award winning poet and writer. He has won many awards such as, the International Free Press Award 2003, CPJ, New York Tocholsky prize 2010, Swedan Sedish PEN Ferdawsi poetry first prize, Naser khosraw poetry first prize.
His efforts strongly supporting Afghan women of all ages in Afghanistan resonates with me. Therefore, I call Dr. Hamed a Social Media Reformist and Peace Builder. Dr. Samay Hamed truly is a human rights activist, poet and role model for all!
By Alaha Ahrar , World Poetry Director and Youth Ambassador. ©