Monthly Archives: March 2007

Video: Interlude, from I Imagine a Lion

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Video: Sparrow on the Prophet’s Tomb (peace be upon him)

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Commentary on DeenPort Haiku

The war’s fourth birthday… Congratulations? ka-boom! (all predicitions true)… While some celebrate, others mourn, and others die – many, many others. My incomprehension soars that anyone could continue to support this war except for covert reasons that never seem to … Continue reading

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Poem for his Mawlid, peace be upon him

  MUHAMMAD’S BIRTH About his birth the whole world knows in the depths of its atoms. Amina bore him and he was immediate in his praise of Allah. Some say he first did sajda, others that he spoke the shahada … Continue reading

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Poem: in a lighter vein…?

  FIRST THE KNEES GIVE OUT First the knees give out then the ship’s rudder then the bank account then the canary cage then Uncle Henry’s moustache then the tablecloth begins to fray the chair falls apart doors fall off … Continue reading

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New Poem: Clarifying Vision

CLARIFYING VISION An alchemist looks at his laboratory and sees penguins drinking tea He looks again and sees it’s his beakers bubbling A king looks out at his courtiers and sees them hurling stones He looks again and sees it’s … Continue reading

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Poem: The Fact of the Matter

  THE FACT OF THE MATTER The fact of the matter is that there’s no fact and no matter Waves of light across corrugated panes of space each scallop of which cups rainbows and other dazzling prismatic distractions such as … Continue reading

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New Poem: Clocks Set Ahead

CLOCKS SET AHEAD Clocks set ahead one hour but darkness is just as dark Darkness after all is timeless Darkness doesn’t polish its shoes Whoever’s left in the darkness stands ghostly in the mist Shades and shadows blend together One … Continue reading

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Ghazal: At Rumi’s Tomb

IN RUMI’S TOMB IN KONYA A sky shaped like a face – no it can’t be that A wingéd horse on fire in the middle of the air – no it can’t be that A sound of bells that burns … Continue reading

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from Becoming the Mountain / Poem

  Never underestimate the power of impossible desire Flight would never have occurred to us nor loss of lesser self with God’s encompassing Presence and ultimate All-pervasiveness in every domain of our being Saying what was unknown to us before … Continue reading

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