And Such Blessings

 

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Love rips our egos to shreds,
lo! Our hearts grow legs
to seek the company of saints,
prophets and such blessings.

2003 © Aïda Touré

Poem of the book Nocturnal Light.

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Soft Light

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There is a soft light
your forehead sheds,
every time I see it
I long for fasting and
the quiet of not-being.

2003 © Aïda Touré

Poem of the book Nocturnal Light.

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Transcendent Dance

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I no longer know
who is who in
this transcendent dance;
are we you at this moment
or am I still myself?

(Poem excerpt from The Sublime Sphere)

© 2001 Aïda Touré

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To Bow Before You

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I fall from the curves
of my being to bow before You
who encompasses the sun,
the stars and the moon…

(Poem excerpt from Nocturnal Light)

© 2003 Aïda Touré

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This Tender, Divine Music!

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Now please,
welcome more companions
in this reunion; we’ll be
a choir to the Presence
who sheds this tender,
divine music!

(Poem excerpt from Nocturnal Light)

© 2003 Aïda Touré

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OkayAfrica’s 100 Women

Thank you to magazine OkayAfrica for honoring me as one of the 100 most influential African women of 2017~

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The Enlightened Soul

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~ The Enlightened Soul ~

Taqwah* is Queen,
Love is King
Heart is the Throne
and the Crown is
the enlightened soul~

© 2017 Aïda Touré

*Taqwah is the state of being God-conscious.

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