Meanders of Obscurity

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~ Meanders of Obscurity ~

Bismillah, know that
adversity polishes you,
it brings you at the feet
of the Beloved in a way
that shatters your false self.
Be patient my love,
your light unravels best
in the meanders of obscurity.

© 2016  Aïda Touré

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To Run to a Sacred Love

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My dearest one,
we learn to attach
so many conditions
to Love that when

a rare deeper Love
appears, we are lost;
not knowing what to do
with the gift since

its value is beyond all
the common, limiting
considerations we are
accustomed to; whereas Love

by its very nature expands
and thus surprises,
so how can we enjoy
its abundant virtues

if patience is absent?
The Divine grows Love
like a seed planted
with devotion in the

fertile grounds of
a disinterested Heart
that trusts what may come.
Blessed is the one

who, by wisdom, learns
to run to a sacred Love
instead of running
away from it~

© 2016 Aïda Touré

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Of His Eloquence

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In the presence
of the Friend,
be quiet.
Should you know
of His eloquence,
assume a death:
the one which has
countless resurrections,
you know, the sunlit one!

(Poem excerpt from Nocturnal Light)

© 2003 Aïda Touré

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Just Symphonies

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Our most feminine energies:
yesterday, enormous longings.
Today, whirling human beings.
Tomorrow, just symphonies;
all, cloaked in this beauty.
Woman, man, the same!

(Poem excerpt from Nocturnal Light)

© 2003 Aïda Touré

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No One is a Doer Here!

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… secretly, each form is
a flute that only He can play,
we become the celestial music
as a response to the grace;
in each, He blows impartially.
No one is a doer here!

(Poem excerpt from Nocturnal Light)

© 2003 Aïda Touré

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The Little Kiss

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Photo © Maimouna Guerresi

…they beg for the little kiss,
the medicine which started
this gathering in the Essence…

(Poem excerpt from Nocturnal Light)

© 2003 Aïda Touré

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To Disperse His Music

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There’s a self-made deafness
within these skeptics’ ears,
even when Christ walked
inside of their being

to disperse his holy music
they cringed, frightened
by his clarity, his loving,
his pure cleansing them!

(Poem excerpt from Nocturnal Light)

© 2003 Aïda Touré

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