Category Archives: angels

Poem: All the Dead Children

(Note: In 2003 this poem was written for all the dead children from our recent [and present] wars, for those children lost in Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon… But today we have just lost [and continue to lose] young innocent lives in … Continue reading

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Poem: 31 / What Fire Prevented

This narrative poem was written in hospital during a chemo session, contemplating God’s sending a perceived “calamity” that might be, in fact, heading off a worse one. Gratitude for every state we find ourselves in, in every condition, is the … Continue reading

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Poem: 2 / Angelic Shoes

The shoemaker saw that angelic shoes miraculously surrounded his feet a perfect fit The hoop flyer soared up and through with the greatest of ease the whole sky opening its curtains so she could land on her feet on the … 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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Poem: The Capitulation of King Stomach

Slave stomach said to the rest of the body “I am King!” and the general populace of the body acquiesced worried lest its bond with the world be broken without stomach holding a sovereign position over the rest of its … Continue reading

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Poem: Ramadan’s Flame Hoops

OK let’s get this straight — Who wants to fast really? Put the body through drought’s grinding chains? Not reach for the plum or the chocolate bonbon? When we see a Chinese contortionist and think how can she put her … Continue reading

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Poem: A Flourish of Time

A flourish of time and a life is complete with its circles and straight lines somehow converging at a vanishing point attended by woolen-clad angels awhirl in blue ponds of vertical air singing songs of ancient traditions and neighboring galaxies … Continue reading

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Poem: First Night of Ramadan

A single stone is thrown in and the canyon resounds with the hallelujahs of angels A single breath contains the known and unknown universes Back behind edgeless space are motions that vibrate the heart Back behind ancient mountains and historical … Continue reading

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Poems: Ramadan Sonnets

RAMADAN ANGELS Ramadan angels crisscross the sky just above the earth on watch for fasters who lift up into other dimensions due to their turning away from created things to their Creator. They are anonymous beings of light like so … Continue reading

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