Category Archives: cancer treatment

Poem: Talk

(Note: This poem posted after a longish hiatus in postings, due to travel to California to see daughter and husband and their daughter, and read at the 2013 Sufi Symposium, and to Switzerland to see son and wife and their … Continue reading

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Poem: 43 / His Most Precious Concern

(Note: This poem from my “Treatment” series, in honor of the ‘Eid al-Kabir, celebrated soon all over the world, and the salat-an-Nabi billion-believer recitation after Maghreb Prayer on Sunday, November 4, insha’Allah, and personally, it seems, the emergence from cancer … 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: 45 / All Our Attempts at Healing

“There’s a cure for everything but death” — Hadith of the Prophet (salla ‘llahu alayhi wa sallam) All our attempts at healing are to elude the long loving arms of death coming around us The doorway filling with a sulfurous … Continue reading

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Poem: 32 / Cancer

Cancer creeps in on little cat’s feet Cancer grows from the root upward Cancer as a fact is a hard fact to grasp Cancer wears no mask but hides in private places Cancer greedily drinks at the oasis meant for … Continue reading

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Note and Soul Questions

Note to Readers: Alhamdulillah, God be praised, that during this blessed month of Ramadan (and ‘Eid Mubarak!), I’ve completed my treatment and spent the time, while most Muslims have been not eating, trying and sometimes forcing myself to eat! The … Continue reading

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Poem: 26 / The Soul

The soul is a flowering peach tree blooming on a bright green hill The scale of a dragon fallen into the Princess’ goblet turning water into the most effluvious Paradisiacal wine one sniff of which up our nostrils turns our … Continue reading

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Poem: 22 / Job Sits in His Chair

Job sits in his chair of molten lead Walks on a beach of burning sand speaks words that blister the air sings a soft song that his heart can hear Finds his closest companion just a jugular vein away Holds … Continue reading

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POEM: 17 / Poem Ending with Lines by Yeats

I’ve got a dark force swimming inside me sort of like the Beast from the Black Lagoon or the famous statue of Lacoön with everyone’s limbs entangled in snakes and its phosphor eyes and sulfur breath are searching out the … Continue reading

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Poem: 16 / I Hear Nearby

I hear nearby firing squad bullets meant for me I am elsewhere All my deeds in a little box in my heart There are trees in full leaf and meadows in full bloom Nothing ripples like a horse’s back bounding … Continue reading

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Poem: 15 / Science Fact Science Fiction

If illness by Allah is science fact then its cure is science fiction by a mad scientist we hope’s on the right track his beakers abubble his machinery abuzz the light in the air growing youthful peach fuzz a pasture … Continue reading

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Poem: 14 / The Lion’s Arena

The lions’ arena is full of medical equipment The roar of the lions is the great radiation ring whirring The crowd leaning forward with thumbs at the ready wears chemotherapy gowns It’s a hot day and a restless hum is … Continue reading

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