The Pearl of Dubai

by Michelle Merlindt

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Reminiscent of the Arabian Nights and inspired by the magic of the Middle East, here are three story poems written and narrated by Michelle Merlindt that will make you feel like you have stepped into a tent in the desert.

1. "The Pearl of Dubai" harks back to the early 1900's when pearl diving, not oil, was the big business of the Arabian Gulf. This little story, which is pure fiction of my own invention, tells of a humble pearl diver, the fabulous pearl that he finds and the special bond that unites the two. You will find much more about this little known facet of Arabian history on my website blog.

2. "The Lost Library of Alexandria" reaches far back into ancient history to tell of how Alexander the Great established a legendary library in Egypt and how centuries later the formidable Queen Zenoubia of Palmyra longed to possess it.

3. Set in the time of the old Qajarian Empire, "The Persian Carpet" is the tale of how a talented young carpet designer accidentally glimpses a beautiful garden hidden behind a high wall. He can't help but fall in love with the girl who created it. There are many obstacles to true love before the two can be united in bliss.



released June 13, 2019


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Michelle Merlindt

Michelle Merlindt is an Australian-Canadian writer, poet and storyteller.

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