Category Archives: heaven and earth

Two Poems: If We Woke Up One Morning / Blue Circles

  IF WE WOKE UP ONE MORNING If we woke up one morning to findwe didn’t exist would the fast be abrogated? Or be more completely fulfilled? If we were avague fractal outline among mountain crags or mounded clouds or … Continue reading

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Signs of Allah

When the tide of the day pulls out andleaves the night standing on the shore swallowing the stars and the moon is nearly halfway tocompleting its luminous shell and the night stretches its arms toexpand as far as the globe’s … Continue reading

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Poem: Returning from a Marvelous Journey

I’ve got a window up my sleeve    and a door in my shirtI can open any time to walk    out into the blue. Arch my      arm and seemeadows, sunbursts, vistas.Pantaloons of mileage, shoes of market silver,windy hair from lunar rocky … Continue reading

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Poem: 23 / Falling

If a body starts to fall and there’s nothing to stop it falling how long will it fall and through how many worlds? The visions of our hearts pass in a whooshing whirl The sounds in our ears of every … Continue reading

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Poem: 16 / I Hear Nearby

I hear nearby firing squad bullets meant for me I am elsewhere All my deeds in a little box in my heart There are trees in full leaf and meadows in full bloom Nothing ripples like a horse’s back bounding … Continue reading

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Poem: And of the Little That We Do

God of the dew and the dew’s disappearance
 of the pelican walking a pier and the 
next day’s tsunami
 of a face caught in a window and the
 window’s blankness and blackness one second later God in Whose invaluable Presence … Continue reading

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Poem: As If a Windsock

As if a windsock could tell which way the spirit is blowing or a cascade know the exact configuration of all its falling drops Just as no statistician can exactly track where each of us is going and where our … Continue reading

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