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Extend Your Shadow

  If you haven’t been parted from what you truly love then foot cannot follow foot nor heart follow heart Beasts born in the wild have the wild to bring them to their higher education How can we see what … Continue reading

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Poem: Splendid Excitement of the Coming Day

  Splendid excitement of the coming day! Palaces might await us filled with the tangiest grapes down esplanades of golden cypresses behind walls we can barely see over at dawn for the height of their occasional distractions But melodious lute … Continue reading

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Four Corners of the Universe

    The four corners of the universe can be seen as a little room deep inside the universe with planetary motions out each window as we sit in the center of the room fasting or eating A giant phoenix … Continue reading

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Sandwich at Noon

A sandwich at noon is enough tofrighten a field of crows  A telephone ringing in an empty room isanswered by the wind A road leading upward has abicycle on it and two trees When the blessings were brought inthe sun … Continue reading

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Elusive Crescent

Ah coy crescent hiding in a blush of skyso many want to see you and hold you to our heartseach in our own perimeters however spread across the earth all searchingfor your quick eyeblink that promises untold bounteous rewards for … Continue reading

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At the Pivot End of a Life

At the pivot end of a life(between this world and the next) all the sleek black horses lined up forinspection all the torn and tattered love letters tied in theirappropriate bundles and the words we’ve left in the air likewashing … Continue reading

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Irene

(Note: I attribute the title and theme of this poem, based on the word “Irene” to Shaykh Hamza Yusuf. While we were working on a translation, The Burdah, or The Prayer of the Oppressed, he wanted to use the adjective … Continue reading

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