Born and raised in the red city of the country of Morocco called Marrakesh, right in the footsteps of the great Atlas Mountains.
What is the greatest thing about the place you call home?
The world I live in is a true melting pot; a society becoming homogeneous and universal, different ingredients merging to form a single harmonious whole with a common culture. A majestic meeting place for artists and writers, making it the inescapable capital of poetry.
What turns you on creatively?
Our world is dark but full of hope. So, as a poet I tend to search in dark labyrinths, such as hurt and depression, in the hope to find safe pathways to lead my readers to the land of serenity and peace.
What is your favorite word, and can you use it in a poetic sentence?
I’m fascinated by the word “Ashes”. It symbolizes “Nothing” which is the beginning of everything. Strength is when you can generate love out of emptiness and warmth out of loneliness. I wrote a poem that symbolizes this concept, it might be published in the near future on the Spillwords.com, it starts as follows:
“Ashes my soul has become under this fire
Living madness, never again will I find desire”
What is your pet peeve?
I love nature; the dance of ocean waves, the brightness of snow on the top of mountains, the sound of the rivers’ flow etc. So I guess my pet peeve is the stress of the urban life.
What defines Khalid Belkhalfi?
Simplicity. It’s the lightness of a feather that makes it flow on the breeze and it’s the sensitiveness of the ear that makes it hear the purest symphonies. My friends around town call me The Thoughtful Poet.
I live in the beautiful city of Marrakesh, Morocco. I'm married and I have three kids. I studied in the states between the years of 1985 and 1994. I'm a computer scientist, but I work as a school manager in a large private school. I also teach English literature to kids between 14 and 18 years old. My love of English pushes me to read and write poems. Through this site I would like to read and share with the world the beauty of thoughts while appreciating life.