Category Archives: Sufi Poetry

Extend Your Shadow

  If you haven’t been parted from what you truly love then foot cannot follow foot nor heart follow heart Beasts born in the wild have the wild to bring them to their higher education How can we see what … 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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First Night of Ramadan

  A single stone is thrown in and the canyon resounds with the hallelujahs of angels A single breath contains the known and unknown universes Back behind edgeless space are motions that vibrate the heart Back behind ancient mountains and … Continue reading

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Poem: Great Cruelty and Heartlessness

  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 the sound of hammers beating Instead of walking there’s kicking Instead of thinking there’s talking It’s … Continue reading

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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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OF MY MOTHER, 92, WITH ALZHEIMERS

  1 I hate to think she may no longer dream of me. She lies on her couch and stares at the ceiling like a bird. Blinks and keeps staring. Her arthritic fingers like bird claws. But her face also … Continue reading

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