Monthly Archives: August 2011

Poem: A Sandwich at Noon

A sandwich at noon is enough to frighten a field of crows A telephone ringing in an empty room is answered by the wind A road leading upward has a bicycle on it and two trees When the blessings were … Continue reading

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Poem: Elusive Crescent

Ah coy crescent hiding in a blush of sky so many want to see you and hold you to our hearts each in our own perimeters however spread across the earth all searching for your quick eyeblink that promises untold … Continue reading

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Poem: At the Pivot End of a Life

At the pivot end of a life (between this world and the next) all the sleek black horses lined up for inspection all the torn and tattered love letters tied in their appropriate bundles and the words we’ve left in … Continue reading

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Poem: Irene

A raindrop big as a small country is landing on our back garden a powerful fragment at a time then running in a fast moving runnel down the back alley and all this even before Hurricane Irene hits with full … Continue reading

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2 Poems: Nighttime Sessions of Light / The Repetitions of Saints

NIGHTTIME SESSONS OF LIGHT for Baji (who heard the geese calling out Allah Allah) Intense nighttime sessions of Light spangle the planetary air and the lunar crescendo yup I said the lunar crescendo as we head toward Ramadan’s exit back … Continue reading

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2 Poems: If We Woke Up One Morning / Blue Circles

IF WE WOKE UP ONE MORNING If we woke up one morning to find we didn’t exist would the fast be abrogated? Or be more completely fulfilled? If we were a vague fractal outline among mountain crags or mounded clouds … Continue reading

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Poem: Ramadan is a Gorgeous Chorus

Ramadan is a gorgeous chorus repeated in a mist above glades of green wheat bending in blue light Ramadan meets itself coming in from the rain with its face slick and shining and sits at our table as it vanishes … Continue reading

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