Thursday, December 16, 2004

a short poem i wrote in south africa

Sometimes the valves of my heart

open and close like sea plants

And in this spot I long to dig

A well as mysterious as zam zam

Show me the meaning of empty

Beyond a mere splintered heart

The empty that comes

From burning down this wall

Between lover and beloved

And if I ever become a shell

Smash it to pieces

In the beauty that knows no other beauty

(Writing from Islamabad, Pakistan, but more on that later)

5 comment(s):

  • You know, there's a nice sufi journal that has a call for submissions out-- why don't you submit some poems?

    By Blogger Leila M., at 12/16/2004 07:40:00 AM  

  • beautiful!
    you should submit to http://mizna.org/ (forum promoting Arab-American culture that values diversity in the Arab community) but they take submissions from everyone.

    By Blogger trish, at 12/16/2004 09:55:00 AM  

  • Thanks so much! Which sufi journal is this? I know the Ovessis have one but I'm not sure how to submit. I'll look into the Arab cultural one too. Salams...Azeem

    By Blogger whalesoundervish, at 12/16/2004 08:40:00 PM  

  • very nice! thank you!

    So, we got four wonderful poets here (Azeem, Karima, costellojr, and Leila -) - so far - whose next?! We got one more coming...

    By Blogger redwood, at 12/16/2004 09:47:00 PM  

  • I think it's a nimatullahi publication, here's some contact info for submissions:

    SUFI welcomes scholars, poets, and writers to send materials to be
    considered for publication to:
    The Editor, 41 Chepstow Place, London W2 4TS, United Kingdom.

    Email: Alireza (at) sufism (dot) demon (dot) co (dot) uk

    By Blogger Leila M., at 12/17/2004 10:25:00 AM  

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