The great Arab poet Adunis was declined the Nobel Prize in 2005, 2006 and 2007. I fail to understand how can he be ignored. He is one of  my favorite poets. “The Funeral of New York” is one of his poems

The Funeral of New York

1971, Adunis

Picture the earth as a pear
or breast.
Between such fruits and death
survives an engineering trick:
New York,
Call it a city on four legs
heading for murder
while the drowned already moan
in the distance.
New York is a woman
holding, according to history,
a rag called liberty with one hand
and strangling the earth with the other.

As i sip the wine from my glass , i re call this poem by Aga Shahid Ali. Yet another poet that i like

I See Chile in My Rearview Mirror
by Agha Shahid Ali
By dark the world is once again intact,

Or so the mirrors, wiped clean, try to reason. . .

                                       --James Merrill

This dream of water--what does it harbor?

I see Argentina and Paraguay

under a curfew of glass, their colors

breaking, like oil. The night in Uruguay



is black salt. I'm driving toward Utah,

keeping the entire hemisphere in view--

Colombia vermilion, Brazil blue tar,

some countries wiped clean of color: Peru



is titanium white. And always oceans 

that hide in mirrors: when beveled edges

arrest tides or this world's destinations

forsake ships. There's Sedona, Nogales



far behind. Once I went through a mirror--

from there too the world, so intact, resembled

only itself. When I returned I tore

the skin off the glass. The sea was unsealed



by dark, and I saw ships sink off the coast 

of a wounded republic. Now from a blur

of tanks in Santiago, a white horse

gallops, riderless, chased by drunk soldiers



in a jeep; they're firing into the moon.

And as I keep driving in the desert,

someone is running to catch the last bus, men

hanging on to its sides. And he's missed it.



He is running again; crescents of steel 

fall from the sky. And here the rocks

are under fog, the cedars a temple,

Sedona carved by the wind into gods--



each shadow their worshiper. The siren

empties Santiago; he watches

--from a hush of windows--blindfolded men

blurred in gleaming vans. The horse vanishes



into a dream. I'm passing skeletal

figures carved in 700 B.C.

Whoever deciphers these canyon walls

remains forsaken, alone with history,



no harbor for his dream. And what else will

this mirror now reason, filled with water?

I see Peru without rain, Brazil

without forests--and here in Utah a dagger



of sunlight: it's splitting--it's the summer

solstice--the quartz center of a spiral.

Did the Anasazi know the darker 

answer also--given now in crystal



by the mirrored continent? The solstice,

but of winter? A beam stabs the window,

diamonds him, a funeral in his eyes.

In the lit stadium of Santiago,



this is the shortest day. He's taken there.

Those about to die are looking at him, 

his eyes the ledger of the disappeared.

What will the mirror try now? I'm driving,



still north, always followed by that country,

its floors ice, its citizens so lovesick

that the ground--sheer glass--of every city

is torn up. They demand the republic



give back, jeweled, their every reflection.

They dig till dawn but find only corpses.

He has returned to this dream for his bones. 

The waters darken. The continent vanishes.