Author Archives: danielabdalhayymoore

About danielabdalhayymoore

Poet, artist, collagist, publisher, hoping to save a little bit of the world through ecstatic utterance... ordered in balanced lines and unpremeditated images...

EVERYTHING’S AN OFFSHOOT

Everything’s an offshoot of
something else
just as we are offshoots

So a boat on the high seas being tossed by waves
got there by a web of
circumstances that
includes the tempest sunset whose
gorgeous glory fills the doomed
with joy… Continue reading

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FLOWER SHAPES

FLOWER SHAPES Flowers in the shapes of cozy houses, fountains in the shapes of windows opening onto gardens, roadways over bridges in the shape of prancing white horses, bridges leaping over gurgling streams in the shape of two people in … Continue reading

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UNTIL THE VERY LAST BREATH

When we look at death’s door it looks like nothing at all Blank and featureless a serious expression on a featureless face that could be gazing across empty desert or a crowded room at a dark frail flower limp on … Continue reading

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Orpheus Wore That Look

Orpheus wore that look of astonishment for the rest of his life How could he have been so thoughtless as to turn around? And so near the top? Wasn’t hearing her behind him on the steep gravel enough? It was … Continue reading

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Saintly Places

We need to stand in saintly places the way our body needs food to not topple over We need to go there and find nearness there even just a rude rock-strewn place where something saintly took place or is taking … Continue reading

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A LITTLE RAMSHACKLE SHACK

A LITTLE RAMSHACKLE SHACK PART 1 A little ramshackle shack on a hill blown apart by the wind door roof and walls lofted aloft and sent flying no weightier than paper upon which is casually written a name twists in … Continue reading

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World Split Apart

  The façade of a building falls away and reveals a man praying A bakery loses its show-window showing a hundred weddings who’ll have to wait in the next world for their cakes An Orthodox cathedral split in two revealing … Continue reading

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