Monthly Archives: November 2009

Poem: Prayer at the Ka’ba

Oh Lord, the orange cat lying asleep on the shoe rack outside the Ka’ba looked tranquil, lean from living wild in Mecca, but still cat-like and sweet-faced – surely some of this peacefulness could come to me? Oh Lord, You … Continue reading

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Poem: The Morning of the Last Day

THE MORNING OF THE LAST DAY Allah elects from whomever he wants of His slaves for the presence of isolation — Shaykh ibn al-Habib of Fez The sun is rising and the sky is lightening from deep black to fluffy … Continue reading

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Poem: The Wild Stars

Every person on earth walks their entire life back and forth underneath the stars, but it seems as if some never look up. Babies crane their necks when they notice for the first time the ceiling’s been replaced by sprinkling … Continue reading

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