Monthly Archives: January 2012

Poem: No Second Face

None of the many images of action and entity make the Actor multiple in any way So whoever rises above every vanishing thing will be shown existence without duality — Shaykh Muhammad ibn al-Habib _________________________________________ Push aside the sauce they … Continue reading

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Poem: As If a Windsock

As if a windsock could tell which way the spirit is blowing or a cascade know the exact configuration of all its falling drops Just as no statistician can exactly track where each of us is going and where our … Continue reading

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Poem: The Magnitude

The magnitude is impossible to deduce from this side of the sky From the other side of the sky everything’s possible A man with a deer’s head teaching mathematics to a classroom of students who ring like bells A plateau … Continue reading

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Poem: Siren at Night

Why is it a siren at night sounds like someone crying for help or else despairing of help? Why is it the city at night is like a single person with disturbed sleep generally peaceful but now and then thrashing … Continue reading

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