“FIRST NIGHT OF RAMADAN”: A Poem by Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore


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

historical intricacies

 

a shadow gives way to Light that has a

door in it to

 

let us through

 

We take no step that

doesn’t bring us nearer

 

One sip and the oceans disappear

 

One glance and the skies

bend closer to hear our

 

emptiness

 

One heart-wrench elegant elevation

and we’re on a

 

plateau tossing a stone in the dark

that never stops echoing

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Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore

8/1/2011

1 Ramadan, 1432

 

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