I feel like sharing every one of these. Been reading through the poems on this site past few days, absolutely incredible stuff. If you have time or if you’re bored, be sure to check it out.
“Our Verbs” - by Pahnl
An Artist In Every Sense Of The Word
“The Circle of Love” - recited by my dear friend Naqi Rizvi on the occasion of the birth of The Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) where he explores the concept of love from the Creation to God, then from God to RasoolAllah (peace and blessings be upon him), then from RasoolAllah (peace and blessings be upon him) to the Ahlulbayt (peace and blessings be upon them), and then back to God. Poem recited at Eid Milad al-Nabi Program at Jaffari Community Center (9000 Bathurst st.) in Toronto.
I Love You More - Amir Sulaiman
“I wrote this on the 10th night of Muharram,
my body in the gutter, my soul in the haram
my spirit in the heavens, my hunger from the bottom
on the 5th pillar leaning on a column
staring at the Ka’ba, thinking about Karbala…”
Another person whose tomb I visited in the summer and had no idea could spit it like this!
Nasir Khursaw addressing the world says:
O World, you may not have lasted more than the usual fourscore and ten, but still you are necessary. You may be as wretched as a thorn on the eye, but essentially you are as necessary as sight itself. You may have broken, but you have mended as well. Like a chameleon you take on the color of corruption from the corrupt, but to the pure you are pure. To those who despise you say You have not known me. If you are modest and sedate you will find me modest and sedate as well. I gave you righteousness but you sought from me only ill. If you are wise you will be saved from me. Why hate that from which you have been saved? God has given me to you as a thoroughfare—-why do you loiter along the way? You are a branch of the tree God planted for your sake - if you grow up crooked, you will end up in the fireplace—-grow straight and you will be saved. Yes, crookedness will land you in the flames, and non one will ask if you were almond or pistachio. You are the arrow of GOd to His enemies—-why have cut yourself on your own point?
- Shaykh Farid ud Din al Attar