"The importance of the moment is most important in the moment." - Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri

It's still [[here]],
a glossy [[sea]] like glass
which has gathered cloud
into crowns on both sides
of our [[blue]] horizon
as if it were all folded
down the middle,
the mirror image caught
by calm [[water]]
as I sit and listen
to you talk about time
and how to transcend it
by being held fast
to the tale of the Prophet,
[[peace]] be upon him,
who [[read]] his [[heart]]
and herded this [[story]]
between bridge and barrier
and broke my mind
by simply showing
how the greatest of all
are forever in sajda,
singing Your glory.


  • Al Asma Ul Husna

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