The death of the poet and artist Karim Al-Iraqi (Karim Odeh), at dawn on Friday, raised Arab and Iraqi sadness and obituary, and Al-Naoun pointed out what he left in the hearts of Iraqis and his fans in the Arab world, and they used verses from his poems, including saying:

A verse of poetry amazed me with its splendor... The heart has been cushioned since the pen
line has become my motto and motivated me to honor it ... Twenty houses have a judgment
like him, do not suspect people of a wound that you are the owner of ... The wound does not hurt except the one who has the pain
of your complaint to people, O son of men, is incomplete... And who of the people shouted, there is no sickness

"The sun is my sun and Iraq is Iraqi".
The author of this poem, the poet Karim al-Iraqi, 68, passed away after battling cancer.
Many social media users mourned the late poet, who is considered one of the most important poets whose lyrics were sung by major Iraqi and Arab stars, such as Wadih Al-Safi, Asala and Saber Al-Rubai, Majid... pic.twitter.com/0ScKbip3U0

— AJ+ Arabic (@ajplusarabi) September 1, 2023

Aref al-Saadi, advisor to the prime minister for cultural affairs, said in a post on his Facebook page this morning, "I mourn the poet Karim al-Iraqi, who passed away at dawn this morning in a hospital in Abu Dhabi," after his cancer treatment journey.

Commentators expressed their sadness at the death of the poet – winner of the Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal International Prize in 2019 – at the age of 68, and inherited it and remembered his words through the hashtag #كريم_العراقي, which had an indelible imprint on their memory.

Karim left Iraq for Tunisia in the early nineties, moved between several Arab countries, worked as an art editor for the Iraqi magazine Funun, and was a member of the Society of Authors and Publishers of World Music.

Activists traded the most prominent of what stuck in their memories of his verses, including "Do not doubt to people a wound you are the owner," and "The sun is my sun and Iraq is Iraqi," praising his creativity and easy language abstaining, and that he was a poet of the homeland and love.

"Do not suspect people of a wound that you are the owner of, the wound does not hurt except the
one who has pain"

The most famous poems of the late poet #كريم_العراقي, which he recalled in one of his television interviews # Disappeared pic.twitter.com/urK6DKFEpP

— Sundial – Mizwalla (@mizwalla) September 1, 2023

Commentators pointed to his career with the artist Kazem Al-Saher and his companions, as the journey continued since 1987 until now, where he wrote more than 70 songs for Al-Saher, and the real start of Karim Al-Iraqi with Al-Saher in Egypt, according to Iraqi media.

In his obituary, artist Kazem al-Sahir said in posts on his social media accounts: "The friend and companion of the path, Mr. Karim Al-Iraqi, may God have mercy on the deceased, and inspired us and his family patience and solace, we belong to God and to Him we return."

The friend and companion of the path, Mr. Karim Al-Iraqi, may God have mercy on the deceased and inspire us and his family patience and fortitude,
we belong to God
and to Him we shall return

— Kadim Al Sahir (@KadimAlSahirORG) September 1, 2023

Meanwhile, the artist Hatem al-Iraqi said in a Facebook post: "We belong to God and to Him we return. Brother and friend, the great poet Karim Al-Iraqi, in the mercy of God ...... Mercy and forgiveness for your good, pure and pure soul... Goodbye, Abu Banks."

The Iraqi Media Museum page mourned him: "The Iraqi Media Museum mourns the artist Karim al-Iraqi, who has delighted us with his art for many years."

Journalist Jassim al-Shammari described him during his obituary as "a poet of purity and serenity".

May Allah have mercy on the great poet #كريم_العراقي Oh Allah make his illness his patron saint and forgive him and have mercy on him with your mercy Oh most merciful 💔 pic.twitter.com/jOQXTLydVE

— Ecstasy of Al-Ruwaini (@nashwaa) September 1, 2023

Aziz al-Rubaie, head of the Baghdad Foundation for the Defense of Victims of Conscience in Iraq, said that with the separation of Karim al-Iraqi, "Iraq has become outside Iraq," adding "to your spirit of peace and mercy."

He left who carried Iraq in his poetry and name.

Goodbye to the palm of Paradise.

Goodbye #كريم_العراقي. pic.twitter.com/ISOlU4cc7v

— ReemaNaisseh Rima Naissa (@RNaisseh) September 1, 2023

Journalist Rima Naissa tweeted: "Whoever carried Iraq in his poetry and name is gone. Goodbye to the palm of Paradise. Goodbye #كريم_العراقي..".

The poet dies and the poem
does not die A consolation is a duty for all lovers of Arabic poetry in the death of the great poet Professor #كريم_العراقي, one of the most prominent contemporary Arab poets, we ask God to accept him with mercy and forgiveness, and to inspire his family and lovers patience and solace, and God and I to him we return. pic.twitter.com/OznglfEEkR

— Dr.Nazih Al-subai Dr. Nazih Abdulaziz (@nazihalsubai) September 1, 2023

In a related context, journalist Iyad Al-Dulaimi said in a tweet through his Twitter account, "I like in the poetry of Karim Iraqi language easy abstaining, sometimes feel that you can write like him, and when you try you find that this is not good only Karim and his ilk who imbibed language and meaning and mixed them in a beautiful way was a poet of the homeland and love, which said: the sun is solar and Iraq is Iraqi. Goodbye Karim al-Iraqi."

I like the poetry of #كريم_العراقي language easy abstaining, sometimes feel that you can write like him, and when you try you find that this is only good Karim and his ilk who imbibed language and meaning and mixed them in a beautiful way was a poet of the homeland and love, which said: the sun is solar and Iraq is Iraqi.
Goodbye Iraqi Karim pic.twitter.com/uaBDpVHLf7

— Eyad Al-Dulaimi (@iyad732) September 1, 2023

It is worth noting that Karim al-Iraqi contracted cancer more than a year ago, underwent more than one surgery, and he used to receive doses of chemotherapy from time to time, according to Iraqi media sites.

Rahhal I am my foal My wound is a long
life travel I stumble and return Rivers weaker impossible My
time is stubborn with me and kidnaps what I want
My sadness broke my back Tie me up with iron
I go back and shout God, God And start over

May God have mercy on the beautiful poet #كريم_العراقي pic.twitter.com/zP9dtipUpL

— Shahu Qaradaghi (@shahokurdy) September 1, 2023