Tag Archives: Sufi Poetry

EVERYTHING’S AN OFFSHOOT

Everything’s an offshoot of
something else
just as we are offshoots

So a boat on the high seas being tossed by waves
got there by a web of
circumstances that
includes the tempest sunset whose
gorgeous glory fills the doomed
with joy… Continue reading

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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: Robinson Crusoe Dips His Foot

Robinson Crusoe dips his foot in the river checking for piranhas watches the grasses of the glade checking for vipers squats in the tallest tree branches checking for cougars barely relaxes at twilight or dawn cocking his ears at every … Continue reading

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Poem: Enter Me Into the Great Adventure

ENTER ME INTO THE GREAT ADVENTURE 1 Enter me into the great adventure Don’t let the Tygers of Wrath pounce at the inception but lurk at the sidelines behind banana leaves the size of continents waving in a wind as … Continue reading

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Mawlid Poem: When the Prophet Came In

(peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) We were sometimes noble sometimes venal sometimes generous sometimes murderous When the Prophet came in in his usual way and sat down among us His elegant brilliance never ceased to amaze us … Continue reading

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Poem: Inklings and Glimpses

The inklings and glimpses that we get of the vast extravagant panorama The one or two trickles we see of the colossal waterfall in sun’s glare The oncoming rush of Divine Presence we may feel on our cheeks though unseen … Continue reading

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Video poem: Timetable 1

from SPARROW ON THE PROPHET’S TOMB TIMETABLE 1 All the historical pantomimes that spelled out subtitles in fractured rhymes under the movie that unrolled forwards or backwards were resolved in a blink by the spark of the falling swords as … Continue reading

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