Ancient Arabian Places

Exotic cities, cultures apart,
With minarets, mosques, and prayers to start.
Meleke terraces, blue pools, and sand
Groomed and tended by a skilled gardener’s hands.
Textiles and spices spill from the souks,
Networks of alleyways, bent, twisted and crook’d
Hot desert sands and refreshing oases,
Conjure up dreams of ancient Arabian places.