Poem: Talk

maddening disregard collage copy

(Note: This poem posted after a longish hiatus in postings, due to travel to California to see daughter and husband and their daughter, and read at the 2013 Sufi Symposium, and to Switzerland to see son and wife and their two children, where we visited The Blind Cow (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUxsaM-c1fk), where you eat in pitch darkness and are served by blind waitpersons. Amazing. This poem was written during cancer treatment this past summer, when from the outset I’d wanted to “talk to my body,” even sing to it with a little rattle, to rid the tumor peacefully, while radiation and chemo hit it with its salvos. All’s well, alhamdulillah, and so far so good.


Talk to your body
talk to your soul

Talk to the thunder on the hill

Talk to God’s world in
which we dwell

the day in tumult
the night that’s still

Talk to creatures that
cross your path

lambs of peace
Tygers of wrath

The door that’s shut
the door that’s open

If we talk to God’s world
we talk to God

Who’s the only One Who
makes things happen

They say one went mad
talking to roses

but in their beauty
saw God’s responses

The sunset pouring its
gold in the sky

filled his heart
as it filled his eye

and as he talked to the
air around him

The Friend found him
7/13/12 (from Down at the Deep End, The Ecstatic Exchange, 2012)

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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4 Responses to Poem: Talk

  1. Malika Moore says:

    Wonderful… sweet to hear and read.


  2. Maha Khan says:

    Absolutely Brilliant:)


  3. joymanifest says:



  4. ModWestMuse says:

    Mashallah. Stay strong


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