Monthly Archives: August 2016

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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