Poem: The Eye and the Garden


There’s an eye the size of a pin in a
garden the size of the universe

and a garden the size of a pin
in an eye the size of the universe

and they’re wrapped in a wind of no apparent size or
shape that has planets turning slowly inside its
amorphous sphere

and a voice wrapped around the whole of it so
sweet honey drips as if in Springtime from its
melodious words and swallows fly between their
floating honey-strands

and it is all as I’ve said though I’m not
here to say it

and a door opens as another door closes

and the voice on the other side O Allah

flows like an ocean around everything at once and
drowns it in magnitude and meaning

and holds it aloft to the light in its uplifting tides

11/13/2002 (from Through Rose Colored Glasses, in preparation)

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3 Responses to Poem: The Eye and the Garden

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  2. Irving says:

    Worlds within worlds, Amen. This haunting and lovely poem speaks to me of the unspeakable beauty and wonder and mystery of existence, which is really there for all to see 🙂

    Ya Haqq!


  3. abuzuhri says:

    See not with darkness but light
    walk not with self arrogance but humility
    embrace the light that inspire
    hold the hand that gives warmth
    spread your honeyed tawhid to all bees
    welcome to my garden of tao
    where a hundred flowers blooms
    thanks to the winds of alhayyu
    that showed its beauty and majesty
    in a drop of dew of zen
    that becomes an ocean

    Haiku freshly baked
    from abuzhulixin tatami retreat
    off silk road of ningxia


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