By Our Smallness We Know Your Vastness

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O Prophet of Allah, by our smallness we know your vastness,

by our electron microscopes we know in this world
how very little of the whole world we can know —

what shape we are in, what velocity through space, how
      organically we are connected
to everyone else in this race that has
     spread out so thoroughly from the
            loins of Adam.

Right now, our knowing ourselves to be alive,
that sense of total infusion between sound of
      motorcycle on the street outside
with the picture of silver-edged sublimity we have of you
superimposed in out-of-time dimensions
for the gesture of transmission to be triggered
1400 years ago through the tumult of time
        to now!

Transparency of leaf over leaf
in the leaf mold of totality!

Layered celluloid maneuvers of still pictures
to the illusion of motion.

Has time elapsed since the first time
    Allah blew into His
       Light and said:

      Be Muhammad?

Has the fish embryo developed into rapacious shark
with slit eyes and merciless teeth
    who turns its white bulk
       and swims away?

The sands of Sayyedina Muhammad stretch in all
six directions at once!

Connecting us to that first sand grain
     puffed into space
that finds its place in the sea of a trillion grains
one so next to the other
or so on top of the other, or so underneath

in infinite array past
all mathematics but the supra-elemental
     accountancy
that goes on to a zero
that drops its silver egg
into the infinitesimal yawn of space
     who feels nothing
        and goes on as usual

since nothing at all has happened
but the repetition of the Divine Name
      on Its Own Lips

in the everywhere at once of original night.

O Prophet of Allah,
you were sent out of this

to tell us, being of it, to lead us, being
from it, to its

Source, its spark, its

original
one time

special
stopping place. 
______________________________________________________________
(from Sparrow on the Prophet’s Tomb, The Ecstatic Exchange, 2009)

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