Monthly Archives: December 2015

Abbas

Come on Abbas, it’s time; You said evening, evening has come. Set the raki table; Let this heartache cease. Under the shade of the tree; Just by the pool. Send news to the moon to come out tonight; Let it … Continue reading

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Night Is an Effect

To a pitch-black palace colours have retired; Everything is equal now: It is night. Aligned are wells and minarets; Everything is either dwarf or giant. A sudden onslaught of waters to memory; What is beginning, or perhaps ending, is agony. … Continue reading

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Outside My Window May There Always Be Day

No say have I over the breaking day; Nor is there anyone to understand; Alas, death comes to mind; Then, this light, this garden, this bird. And to its Lord the heart says: No fear have I of the pain … Continue reading

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Petition

I, too, am one of your sinful servants, my God… The only prayer I know is “Kulhuvallah”*, And I know to say “Thank You Lord” when I feel full. I don’t fast even just for a day during Ramadan; Yet … Continue reading

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Desire at the End of a Day

Day breaks like roses On the dark circles around my weary eyes. Like roses… endless large roses. Roses wail more than even reeds; Alas, behind them the sun rises ! From golden towers birds again Herald life as life recurs. … Continue reading

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