Category Archives: Love

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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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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The Freest

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Be with the One
who makes you feel
the freest~

© 2017 Aïda Touré

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Noblest In You

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Surround yourself with
those whose Presence
encourages what is
noblest in you~

© 2014 Aida Toure

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Ecstatic Bonds

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In quietude are formed
the most ecstatic bonds,
wrap me with your palm;
I can’t stand being
that soft by myself,
envelop me in you~

(Poem excerpt from The Sublime Sphere)

© 2001 Aïda Touré

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Many Ways to the Way!

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Outward blindness is
the gift of true lovers.
From not-seeing, a rose;
its fragrance draws us
closer to His Presence.
Many ways to the Way!
Let us say no more.
Now: the revolving.

(Poem excerpt from Nocturnal Light)

© 2003 Aïda Touré

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