Category Archives: Love

THE PATH

You start early you’re nobody’s fool You set out on foot no snow will stop you Shapes in the mist statues of warriors Arms raised and weapons You’re undaunted no footprints before you You make your way Wolf howls echo … Continue reading

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FROM A PARTICULAR HEIGHT

From a particular heighta stone bird is sought From another altitudesilk rain’s beseeched From yet another more daringGod’s outline in the dark His perspective from a peakover all the world The heart like a pinnaclescaled in a blink blind the … Continue reading

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ETERNITY

ETERNITY                                                       Eternity is in love with the productions of time                                     — William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell 1 Sad alabasters and perkypeacock feathers turn to rust in our hands Wave our hands across their smearedfaces … Continue reading

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You’ll Sing a Song

  You’ll sing a song from somewhere out of your depthsand light will hit it and it’ll bea diamond brooch worn at the back ofLayla’s head in a sunny glade it’ll be a drop of water hanging at thetip of … Continue reading

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Poem: A Fiery Glow in the Heart

Taste the nothing that isn’t and the nothingness that is How many giraffes could gallop through those words with their incredible vertical lope? The nothing that isn’t sounds like a glove that if you pull it on your whole body … Continue reading

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Poem: Returning from a Marvelous Journey

I’ve got a window up my sleeve    and a door in my shirtI can open any time to walk    out into the blue. Arch my      arm and seemeadows, sunbursts, vistas.Pantaloons of mileage, shoes of market silver,windy hair from lunar rocky … Continue reading

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Habibiyya Diwan Song / Poem

The song, Nahnu fee Rawdati, from the Diwan of Shaykh ibn al-Habib, raheemullah, sung at a conference in Chicago in the year 2000. This is followed by the poem (full text below) written the night before, here read but incompletely … Continue reading

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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: These Faces of Ours

(Note: Just back from neck surgery, to zip out the last remnant of lymphatic cancer cells if they lurked, and we prayed, the surgeons and me, before — and the head surgeon, well beloved and an expert, reported to my … Continue reading

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Poem: Compassionate Zone

Streaks of color in the sky — can it be the blood of angels? The sky itself — can it be the breath of God? In the underbrush a noise — a something’s there cleaning house? The four or five … 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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A wali’s passing and poem

(photo:copyright © Peter Sanders) A couple of days ago a great wali (saint) of the Moroccan desert died, at a very advanced age, I believe well over 100 years old, a faqir of Sayyedina Shaykh Muhammad ibn al-Habib, rahimahu ‘llah, … 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: 24 / A Little Blue Monk

A little blue monk in a purple cassock served us sarsaparilla He looked through eyes that had been through a thousand years of blinking I think to him we resembled chrysanthemums in colored vases He wept as he told us … Continue reading

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Poem: 1 / God of the Sliver

O God of the sliver that fells a giant of the gnat that burrows into the brain of Nimrod (such a famous drilling to Glory) Of a spiraling tornado that flattens towns but is the DNA’s motion one spinning spiral … Continue reading

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Poem: Of Course the Essence of it All

Of course the essence of it all is love How else explain the hardest blackest coal nugget turns to diamond clenched in earth’s rockiest deeps? How else explain a mother penguin returning from miles away goes right to her squeaking … Continue reading

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