THE POETRY OF DANIEL ABDAL-HAYY MOORE

For me the province of poetry is a private ecstasy made public, and the social role of the poet is to display moments of shared universal epiphanies capable of healing our sense of mortal estrangement—from ourselves, from each other, from our source, from our destiny, from The Divine.

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How Can We Not Admire

How can we not admire
emptiness especially when it’s

pregnant with superlative Light?

Explosively thrilling in its opening of our
perceptions from toe-tips to galactic

distances more numerous than
sand grains in a colossal

stretch of beach

that turns inside-out instantaneously
this world and all its gala self-

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to an interior smoother than conch-shell’s
mother of pearl and

more radiant than all of underwater
Neptune’s kingdom of diamond thrones and

glittering tridents of purest porphyry


10/15/2011 (from The Match That Becomes a Conflagration)
(drawing by author)

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