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Unless their Heart is Pure


“Beauty deliberately withdraws and curls around itself in the presence of possessive energy for Beauty is too subtle, it is elusive, it can not be captured, it can only be admired, it can be breathed… It takes reverence, patience and pure intention to know Beauty which is like a precious, shy child who will not allow anyone to draw closer unless their heart is pure.” ~Aïda Touré

© 2014 Aïda Touré

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Spiritual Elixir

 Asr Prayer in the Sahara Desert © Rami El-Ashi
Asr Prayer in the Sahara Desert © Rami El-Ashi

~ Spiritual Elixir ~

The movements of Salat~Prayer
open up our spiritual centers,
from inside, they refine us.
Once we become conscious,
Prayer feels like a graceful
dance with the light!
O dear ones, observe Prayer
so that you can experience
the spiritual elixir
of your highest being
meant to sustain you
beyond physicality.
Now is all there is~

© 2014 Aïda Touré

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“And whatever good you put forward for yourselves – you will find it with Allah. It is better and greater in reward.”~Quran 73:20

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In a Reciprocal Buoyancy

Photo by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center
Photo by Nasa’s Marshall Space Flight Center

~ In a Reciprocal Buoyancy ~

In a movement of cosmic love,
helplessly, we gathered
lo! Particles leaped out of me
to uncontrollably join yours,
in a reciprocal buoyancy
our fusion became words!
Since, my heart goes in circles,
vertiginous, inebriated,
lost in your periphery’s warmth,
reading every golden letters
your eyelashes write:
my love, my self, my chosen one,
reach the Center, our Light!”

© 2014 Aïda Touré

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A Fragrance from Paradise

wisteria-dervishes~ A Fragrance from Paradise ~

Being a mystic is a temperament,
it cannot be taught nor learned
it is inherent to the soul
like a fragrance from Paradise
one cannot help to wear.
When such grace manifests
in the material world,
tremendous beauty arises,
anyone who sees it
ends up surrendering:
“la ilaha illa Allah,
there is no reality but Allah!”

escapes from their lips~
Through the presence of mystics,
blessings abound and flow,
ecstatically merging with matter,
polishing it from inside,
turning it into myriads of lights
’til they return to their Source~
For now, let us revel in
this expansive divine love
that invades the poet’s heart!

© 2014 Aïda Touré