Category Archives: The Prophet

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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Poem: The Perfect Moon-Faced One

The perfect moon-faced one appears with perfect lips and bow-like eyebrows. His hair is braided behind his ears and this pure appearance of his arouses our trust that unity will thrive and we’ll be taken to One Presence now that … Continue reading

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Poem: 43 / His Most Precious Concern

(Note: This poem from my “Treatment” series, in honor of the ‘Eid al-Kabir, celebrated soon all over the world, and the salat-an-Nabi billion-believer recitation after Maghreb Prayer on Sunday, November 4, insha’Allah, and personally, it seems, the emergence from cancer … Continue reading

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Poem: 23 / Falling

If a body starts to fall and there’s nothing to stop it falling how long will it fall and through how many worlds? The visions of our hearts pass in a whooshing whirl The sounds in our ears of every … Continue reading

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Sufi Symposium Poem 3

LAST THINGS 1 The last rhinoceros might look around and wonder where its beautiful beady-eyed brothers and sisters went The last waterfall might slide its last cascade down the usual rocks and feel strange The last wheeling bird so used … Continue reading

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SUFI SYMPOSIUM POEMS 2

KNOT OF GOLD The Prophet took people of abject poverty and strewed rubies at their feet There was no glass in the Prophet’s windows for any brick to break In each heart he ties a knot of gold whose two … Continue reading

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POETRY AT THE SUFI SYMPOSIUM 2012

I’ll be presenting my poetry at the Sufi Symposium this year in San Rafael, should you be nearby to attend. Check with the website listed for program times, all insha’Allah. (I’m the guy in the red scarf, at the lower … Continue reading

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