Tag Archives: Sufi Poem

Poem: When I Pray

When I pray the whole world becomes a pair of huge insect wings behind me, and I am a standing green insect with metallic thorax, inhaling distant zephyrs of intoxicating gas only a rare breed of insect can survive, and … Continue reading

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Poem: The Perfect Moon-Faced One

The perfect moon-faced one appears with perfect lips and bow-like eyebrows. His hair is braided behind his ears and this pure appearance of his arouses our trust that unity will thrive and we’ll be taken to One Presence now that … Continue reading

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Poem: The Lover the Beloved

The lover lowers her gaze and the Beloved raises it until lover is engulfed in oceans too vast to circumscribe and around their margins fly continuous bands of singing birds The lover closes her lips around silence the way light … Continue reading

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Poem: Light of the Shadowless One

(Note: This is a poem for the Mawlid, honoring the Prophet Muhammad’s birth. In devotional poetry the honorific, “peace of Allah be upon him,” is assumed. There is another from this Mouloud collection posted on my website: http://www.danielmoorepoetry.com) ________________________________________ LIGHT … Continue reading

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Poem & Video: World Split Apart

The façade of a building falls away and reveals a man praying A bakery loses its show-window showing a hundred weddings who’ll have to wait in the next world for their cakes An Orthodox cathedral split in two revealing a … Continue reading

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Poem: Song of Departures

We all must have our song of departures for when the long shadow down the road we’re on coming from in front of us catches up with us and covers us like an amorous lover from head to toe with … Continue reading

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