Category Archives: Miracles

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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By Our Smallness We Know Your Vastness

  O Prophet of Allah, by our smallness we know your vastness, by our electron microscopes we know in this world how very little of the whole world we can know — what shape we are in, what velocity through … 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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Two Poems: If We Woke Up One Morning / Blue Circles

  IF WE WOKE UP ONE MORNING If we woke up one morning to findwe didn’t exist would the fast be abrogated? Or be more completely fulfilled? If we were avague fractal outline among mountain crags or mounded clouds or … Continue reading

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Signs of Allah

When the tide of the day pulls out andleaves the night standing on the shore swallowing the stars and the moon is nearly halfway tocompleting its luminous shell and the night stretches its arms toexpand as far as the globe’s … Continue reading

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Poem: Splendid Excitement of the Coming Day

Splendid excitement of the coming day! Palaces might await us filled withthe tangiest grapes down esplanades of golden cypressesbehind walls we can barely see over at dawn for theheight of their occasional distractions But melodious lute music from ahidden courtyard … 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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Poem: Five Short Meditations on the Virgin Mary

(Note: This poem was commissioned by Abdal-Hakim Murad for his essay appearing in the compendious volume, Mary, the Complete Resource, edited by Sarah Jane Boss and published in 2007. I don’t usually work this way, but it was a powerful … 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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