Category Archives: Muslim Poetry


When we look at death’s door it looks like nothing at all Blank and featureless a serious expression on a featureless face that could be gazing across empty desert or a crowded room at a dark frail flower limp on … Continue reading

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Saintly Places

We need to stand in saintly places the way our body needs food to not topple over We need to go there and find nearness there even just a rude rock-strewn place where something saintly took place or is taking … Continue reading

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A LITTLE RAMSHACKLE SHACK PART 1 A little ramshackle shack on a hill blown apart by the wind door roof and walls lofted aloft and sent flying no weightier than paper upon which is casually written a name twists in … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Poem: All the Dead Children

Angels are learning new tricks to entertain all the dead children just bringing them to a quiet place used to be enough blue panels sonorous as cool winds rising to infinite heights and luminous rivers tasting of fresh milk and … Continue reading

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Poem: Splendid Excitement of the Coming Day

  Splendid excitement of the coming day! Palaces might await us filled with the tangiest grapes down esplanades of golden cypresses behind walls we can barely see over at dawn for the height of their occasional distractions But melodious lute … Continue reading

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Four Corners of the Universe

    The four corners of the universe can be seen as a little room deep inside the universe with planetary motions out each window as we sit in the center of the room fasting or eating A giant phoenix … Continue reading

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