Some Poems from Sufi Symposium 2012


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YOU’LL SING A SONG

You’ll sing a song from somewhere out of your depths
and light will hit it and it’ll be
a diamond brooch worn at the back of
Layla’s head in a sunny glade

it’ll be a drop of water hanging at the
tip of a leaf in a dark rainforest radiating diamond light

a deep chasm with a train trestle above it and an
old fashioned train chugging along
oblivious to all danger over a giant arc filled with blue smoke

when you open your heart to sing
the whole room becomes a single ear

or even no ear at all but more like a
sharp point say of a needle about to
enter a cloth to sew
a saintly sleeve to the main body of the divine garment

the exact tip of the needle the sound-receiver
for the entire universe made drunk in the
sudden echoing orbit of your song

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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3 Responses to Some Poems from Sufi Symposium 2012

  1. Momina Mela says:

    ‘for the entire universe made drunk in the
    sudden echoing orbit of your song’

    oh my, this was beautiful!

    Like

  2. Jazakallah Momina, what a kind comment! Read (listen) on!

    Like

  3. CarolynG. Suradevi says:

    You put into words my experience chanting God’s name, although it is beyond words, your words describe for those who haven’t been there how exquisite it is.

    Like

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