Namelessly Named

There is a continual fall upward
when you submerge
this sheet of paper,
dragging lights after lights

before our watery eye,
words dancing at your visit
as they curve and bow
like lit living beings,

a myriad of suns crowding
such a minuscule space,
our centers rise and leap
from spheres to spheres:

“Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim”
Lo! we walk out of being,
O what is this music?
Your name spelled in

diagonal then backward;
letters ring one by one,
Is this Love in our ear?

We feel like sobbing.
Now: a thousand pens
in our hand, we light up
then we get dizzy again!

The roof tears open,
we flirt with not-being,
vertiginous planets there
exude the Divine Qur’an…

copyrights 2007 Aida Touré



Filed under Spiritual Art, Spirituality, Sufi Poetry, Sufism, Tasawwuf

2 responses to “Namelessly Named

  1. Beautiful! Stunning site! I enjoyed your poetry as well as the blog! I will visit often to drink here.

    Thank you so much!

  2. Peace Suresh, welcome & thank you.

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