Sidrat-al-Muntaha: Lotus of The Limit

Everywhere I look
it circles and circles!
My heart curves

to the calligraphy
of your Love.
Muted by Sound

and shapelessness,
ego falls off itself
and bows with joy,

all of being now
surrendered as if the letters
printed of the Scriptures.

Each page, an immaculate cloak
around the gentle soul
who whirls to the tone

of the Return.
Bewildered by the Book
of the Universe,

your inner being leaps
from worlds to worlds
wild yet wise, it reads Nature

Jesus (as) appears upon the Word
Moses (as) nearby
and Muhammad (saw) passes

the Lotus of the Limit
to unite with the Light
that made him.

There is some universal prayer
which the prophets (as) lead,
all in unity; lo! Sura Al Kahf

strolls by the eye
and right then Aida’s
brush dries out!

copyrights 2007 Aida Toure

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2 Comments

Filed under Contemporary Islamic Art, Sufi Poetry, Visual Arts

2 responses to “Sidrat-al-Muntaha: Lotus of The Limit

  1. MUNTAHA

    assalamoalaikum, mashaALLAH

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