Hear Our Holy Music

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~ Hear Our Holy Music ~

Say one healing word,
trigger what’s higher,
stay.
I’ll hold your hand,
be present,
belong,
show love.
Circle,
be gentle,
nurture what’s pure,
breathe bliss,
hear our holy Music~

© 2014 Aïda Touré

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Life’s Afterglow

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~ Life’s Afterglow ~

My love, stop sometimes
to catch the fireflies
of life’s afterglow.
Come sit by my side
and listen to your echo,
this infinite whisperer
from the hereafter
who inspired
the prophets in their glide
between worlds…

© 2014 Aïda Touré

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Like a Broken Bowl

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~ Like a Broken Bowl ~

Your subtlety shattered me
in billions of pieces
like a broken bowl
with fragments scattered
upon the floor
for all to behold.
I knelt and kissed the ground,
my heart wide open
to the disclosure of
the hidden throne
that carries every soul;
anyone who sees its majesty
always ends up with sealed lips!
I never should have started this~

© 2014 Aïda Touré

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Be An Open Sky

@ 2014 Grace Eob

@ 2014 Grace Eob

Love itself requires
wide open-mindedness,
in order to fully experience it
you must have inner latitude;
only then will Love
dance through you.
You long to be loved,
then be an open Sky!

© 2014 Aïda Touré

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Between Worlds of Beauty

~ Between Worlds of Beauty ~

Between worlds of beauty
we meet, transformed
by the kiss of sublimity.

© 2014 Aïda Touré

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Eid Mubarak

More and more Light around each one of you! Eid mubarak~

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In Praise of The Beloved…

Touré at work on "The Milky Way's Savants"

Touré at work on “The Milky Way’s Savants”

“The act of painting has been unexpected for me. Just like the composition of my poetry, it suddenly happened after a period of retreat… Having had no conventional training, it is through the luminous corridor of Islamic tradition and my Malian~Gabonese cultures that my pens and paint brushes wander in praise of The Beloved.”
~Aïda Touré (excerpt of “statement”)

(More about the painting “The Milky Way’s Savants” here.)

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