Monthly Archives: September 2010

The Ecstatic Exchange: Words on my Life and Poetry

THE ECSTATIC EXCHANGE: WORDS ON MY LIFE AND POETRY BY DANIEL ABDAL-HAYY MOORE (originally in answer to questions posed by Aziz El Kobaiti Idrissi, Moroccan Sufi scholar) Bismillah er-rahman er-rahim To begin to present my life-time’s body of poetic work … Continue reading

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Fall Poem: One Quick Cold Night

(click to hear poem read aloud) ONE QUICK COLD NIGHT One quick cold night is all it takes for leaves to snap and fall from trees Greensward now more goldsward with yellow and brown mosaics underfoot I love really old … Continue reading

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Two New Books: Stretched Out on Amethysts & Invention of the Wheel

I’ve just published two new books of poems, STRETCHED OUT ON AMETHYSTS (with an explanatory introduction regarding the title), available from Amazon.com, and Amazon.co.uk NOT A MOMENT Not a moment can be squandered not a moment can be lost Grab … Continue reading

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“Third Cutest Baby in Switzerland”

Noah Leon Sanders, who was selected in a magazine contest as one of fifteen official “cutest babies in Switzerland,” the bio-grandson of Peter Sanders, photographer, and step-grandson of Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore — God bless ‘im, came in third after the … Continue reading

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‘Eid Poems: Ramadan Is Over…

RAMADAN IS OVER Ramadan is over, and I’ll miss its strange intensity. Dry mountains suddenly flower purged of their pent-up poisons. The air is the same, an airplane growling through it overhead. Underfoot the same earth slowly spins, but with … Continue reading

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Ramadan Sonnet: What Sweetness it is

What sweetness it is, in a sea of bleakness, to prostrate in the prayer! The Prophet, peace be upon him, said it was the coolness of his eye. Just about at the edge of endurance, not wanting to do much … Continue reading

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Lailat al-Qadir with Shaykh Abdalhaqq Bewley

Please visit the YouTube talk by Shaykh Abdalhaqq Bewley, in which he gives us a beautiful du’a for Lailat al-Qadir, given to him one Ramadan by our shaykh Muhammad ibn al-Habib (raheemullah) of Meknes, and translates and explains its meaning. … Continue reading

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