Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Winds are Heavy

"Rajab is like the wind; Sha'ban is like the water-laden clouds; and Ramadan is like the rain"

In the late afternoon sun,
the leaves speckled yellow green
on trees longing for more light to come
Blows a heavy wind, a rippling stream

of prayers like pollen scattered to the sky
seeking a soil in which to flower
A portent of clouds and rain coming nigh
Blows a heavy wind, of untold power

Monday, August 29, 2011

On Awakening

Head swims, body aches, eyes heavy with sleep.
Tears of remembrance, remorse, yearning.
Only so do hearts ignite.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

On Fondness

Remembrance, not absence, makes the heart grow fonder

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Layla tul Qadr

Our power comes in solitude
A revelation that taught us to recite
O Beloved, to spend a thousand months
in the reaches of a night