Category Archives: COMMENTARY

Life of Pi, note and poem

LIFE OF PI the Movie Just back from seeing The Life of Pi, in 3D, overwhelmed by it, and for me a truly cathartic experience. In it we are face to face with, well, in a metaphorical sense, in not … Continue reading

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RAMADAN SLIVERLIGHT

Ah, almost speechless at the sweltering threshold of a long Ramadan fast, yet remembering not only Badr and its combatants while fasting, but the Libyans, Syrians, Egyptians, Yemenis of today, working through earthly gnarliness, may we see its slivery light … Continue reading

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DEATH OF BIN LADIN

We live in a world of symbols. Here was an evil mastermind of terror and mischief, brother to the great inhuman monsters, Hitler, Stalin, Saddam, whose face has graced many a T-shirt, for some as enemy, for others as hero. … Continue reading

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Poem: Liberation Square in Egypt

As Moses cast his staff down so the masses are casting theirs and their transformed and transformative multi-million-strong serpent is swallowing those vain wrigglings of the Pharaoh’s police-state magicians now made useless by the greater heartfelt uncoiling masses of God-sent … Continue reading

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The Ecstatic Exchange: Words on my Life and Poetry

THE ECSTATIC EXCHANGE: WORDS ON MY LIFE AND POETRY BY DANIEL ABDAL-HAYY MOORE (originally in answer to questions posed by Aziz El Kobaiti Idrissi, Moroccan Sufi scholar) Bismillah er-rahman er-rahim To begin to present my life-time’s body of poetic work … Continue reading

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Still Eyeless in Gaza?

I think many of us are still in a state of shock over the Israeli powered holocaust in Gaza against the Palestinian innocents. The utter horror of such death and destruction, people living with such horrific wounds, in rubble and … Continue reading

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Poem & Video: 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 a … Continue reading

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Poem: Great Cruelty and Heartlessness

(Note: this poem written during the 2006 Lebanon invasion is sadly too cogent now as well…) ___________________________ We’re living in a time of great cruelty and heartlessness where instead of a sun they’re throwing up anvils Instead of sunlight there’s … Continue reading

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Poem: Honoring Our Election of Obama

This poem I present in homage to the overwhelming and outpouring national heart-energy in our election of Barack Obama to be our next President. Having lived through the idealistic 60s (when some of us literally saw castles in the air), … Continue reading

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