First Night of Ramadan



A single stone is thrown in

and the canyon resounds with the

hallelujahs of angels

A single breath contains the
known and unknown universes

Back behind edgeless
space are motions that

vibrate the heart

Back behind ancient mountains and
historical intricacies

a shadow gives way to Light that has a
door in it to

let us through

We take no step that
doesn’t bring us nearer

One sip and the oceans disappear

One glance and the skies
bend closer to hear our


One heart-wrench elegant elevation
and we’re on a

plateau tossing a stone in the dark
that never stops echoing
1 Ramadan, 1432
(from Ramadan is Burnished Sunlight, Ecstatic Exchange, 2011)

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 First Night of Ramadan

  1. As-salaam ‘alaikum and Ramadan Kareem with prayers for all fasters everywhere. This poem is from the 2011 Ramadan collection, Ramadan is Burnished Sunlight, each day a poem insha’Allah, and most days masha’Allah. With all blessings…


  2. S.M. Safdar says:

    Salam Sidi Daniel,

    I have a book of poetry I’d like to put out. Would you be interested in writing the foreward for it?

    Its sonnets on the 99 names of Allah.



    Sent from my iPhone



  3. Ah, S.M., blessings on your poems and the project to publish them. I’m afraid I’ll have to decline to write a foreword, due to health issues and urgently present involvements. But thank you for asking me… alhamdulillah.


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