Category Archives: stars and the moon

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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Poems: Reflection / The White Deer

(Note: I’ve been invited to present a series of eight sessions on poetry, I’m calling The Ecstatic Exchange Seminars on Poetry: Intuitions & Enthusiasms. As a foundational text, I’m using this song from the Diwan of Shaykh ibn al-Habib (raheemullah), … Continue reading

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Poem: 26 / The Soul

The soul is a flowering peach tree blooming on a bright green hill The scale of a dragon fallen into the Princess’ goblet turning water into the most effluvious Paradisiacal wine one sniff of which up our nostrils turns our … Continue reading

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Poem: A Sandwich at Noon

A sandwich at noon is enough to frighten a field of crows A telephone ringing in an empty room is answered by the wind A road leading upward has a bicycle on it and two trees When the blessings were … Continue reading

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Poem: Elusive Crescent

Ah coy crescent hiding in a blush of sky so many want to see you and hold you to our hearts each in our own perimeters however spread across the earth all searching for your quick eyeblink that promises untold … Continue reading

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Poem: Pinpoint & Compass Point

A pinpoint and a compass point a bismin and a galaxy What do they have in common? A cloud in the sky and a thought passing through our heads with maybe even more wind behind it A single wave in … Continue reading

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Poem: 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 will … Continue reading

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