Poem: Inklings and Glimpses

The inklings and glimpses that we get
of the vast extravagant panorama

The one or two trickles we see of the
colossal waterfall in sun’s glare

The oncoming rush of Divine Presence we may
feel on our cheeks though unseen

Are like a hem of the skirt flashing in a
dark night only a few

spangles catching the starlight
of a dancer who prefers quick

glances to prolonged acquaintance
as the cosmos whistles past us on its

way to an ever-expanding eternity

whose shreds and tiny hairs catch on our
clothes and whose

dimensions from which we’ve come
beckon us to where we’re going

though one breath in the Beloved’s chamber
might draw in a strand of intoxicating perfume

airborne for a split second before
like ourselves

evaporating entirely away
1/23/2009 (from Stretched Out on Amethysts, in preparation)

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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5 Responses to Poem: Inklings and Glimpses

  1. umm bilal says:

    Assalamu alaikum,
    the beauty in your expressions leaves me BREATHLESS and with a heart SPINNING! So moving, so moving! May Allah Ta’ala continue to bless all you do, Ameen.
    Wassalamu alaikum


  2. Nausheen K says:

    Lovely. Just as you can feel the expanse and speed the poem is finished and it’s all “evaporated entirely away”.


  3. Tea-mahm says:

    A”hamdulillah! May inspiration continue to flow… love, Tamam


  4. patrick says:

    …leave on our cheeks.Lovely brother,lovely


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