“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




One heart-wrench elegant elevation

and we’re on a


plateau tossing a stone in the dark

that never stops echoing


Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore


1 Ramadan, 1432