This book takes you closer than ever to the Middle Eastern views of love, death, and life all through the eyes of a Syrian poet who lived his youth in the ancient capital city of Damascus. In the first section, he is exchanging words of love with pretty women who invaded his heart—giving joys or causing wounds. In the next one, he is shedding tears for beloved ones who were kidnapped by death, leaving deep, painful scars behind. And in the last one, he is trying to make sense of the endless mysteries of life, which will continue to be a puzzle forever. Visit his bilingual website at http://sites.google.com/site/tarifspoetry.