Poem introduction

'The Yellow Palm' is a poem that really describes my experiences on Al-Rashid street in Baghdad when I was walking up and down Al-Rashid street in 1998. It's a ballad, it's an Audenesque kind of ballad with Audenesque rhymes.

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