Category Archives: saints

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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Sphere of Light

Waiting fifteen minutes to Fajr Prayerjust this side of the end of the worldkaleidoscoping inward toward us all escalators and fiery stairwaysplummeting through purple smoke totally overpopulated each step withpeople fleeing what’s all around and inside usexcept for occasional beings … 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: Leave the World Alone

Sumptuous Juggler God Coy BelovedElusive Letter-writer from a distant land beyond moonbeams and tides though Yousend them to us enwrapped and encoded in message bottles of their outer crustswe must crack to comprehend or at least hold up to ears … 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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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: 25 / The Rowers

The rowers of the big boats had no letup The trapeze artist has to catch his mate for once in midair it’s too late to be elsewhere A mortal born must go on until there’s no more going on then … 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: 5 / Seeing the Scaffold

Seeing the scaffold at the end of the road or a steamroller coming toward you or a herd of elephants bearing down or looking into the maw of a tiger on your morning stroll his teeth and back of throat … 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: Siren at Night

Why is it a siren at night sounds like someone crying for help or else despairing of help? Why is it the city at night is like a single person with disturbed sleep generally peaceful but now and then thrashing … Continue reading

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Poem: The Saint’s Achievement

(NOTE: With this miraculous “Arab Spring” with all its achievements, it’s good to know our work in the world is for Allah and His Messenger, peace be upon him, and Light in This World and the Next, and our beacons … Continue reading

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2 Poems: Nighttime Sessions of Light / The Repetitions of Saints

NIGHTTIME SESSONS OF LIGHT for Baji (who heard the geese calling out Allah Allah) Intense nighttime sessions of Light spangle the planetary air and the lunar crescendo yup I said the lunar crescendo as we head toward Ramadan’s exit back … Continue reading

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