Monthly Archives: August 2009

New Ramadan Poem

MIDNIGHT PING-PONG MATCH A midnight ping-pong match is playing among the stars Atoms careen through space smacked by invisible paddles The shadow of the Player Who plays both sides leans over our hearts The tick-tock sound of the ping-pong balls … Continue reading

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An amazing visual adventure…

My friend, Hakim Archuletta, with whom I became Muslim in 1970, sent this on to me today, and it is truly mesmerizing… (a little Ramadan gift)

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Poems from Ramadan Sonnets

(With prayers that everyone on earth benefit from this year’s Ramadan Fast, far and wide, high and low, and that the blessings become an ocean that touches everyone’s hearts. I’ll be posting poems from time to time during the month … Continue reading

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Poem: Fifteenth Night of Shabaan

A ball of mercury slides down an incline into a pool reflecting all the starry heavens making a whispery inaudible splash A planet dislodges from its orbit and wobbles out of tune with its moons and asteroids following suit and … Continue reading

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Poem: Great Boat

We live in the hold of a great boat moving through the stars There are no windows in this boat and it is all window The rudder’s held fast by a force we can’t imagine The bow’s pointed to a … Continue reading

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