Today’s Islamic Haiku on DeenPort

Democrats cowards…
Republicans criminals…
I watch the sparrows…

This is a traditional haiku (5-7-5 syllable lines) of a decidedly political bent, to coincide with today’s touted announcement by America’s Commander in Chief of his losing strategy in Iraq, too little too late and never justified… and basically with evil intentions in its inception.  I think this haiku also has a traditional flavor in that many Chinese poets commented, from their exile in the mountains, on their life in court and its complexly ephemeral nature… “Court intrigues come and go, the mountains go on forever,” kind of thing… though, of course, the haiku was developed by the Japanese, and their concentration on nature and its messages was to more or less shut out the “political” world altogether… (though now I’ll go look through my Japanese haiku books to see if I’m wrong…)

 (Note: I will be continuing to contribute Haiku to DeenPort, insha’Allah, as originally conceived of and encouraged by Omar Tufail, but today’s seemed particularly relevant… and may have needed a bit of explaining?)

For us, the antidote to all the world’s evils and disasters is in the following poem, a medicine we can all imbibe to become centered again… The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, seen through the eyes of love.

About danielabdalhayymoore

Poet, artist, collagist, publisher, hoping to save a little bit of the world through ecstatic utterance... ordered in balanced lines and unpremeditated images...
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