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And Such Blessings

 

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Love rips our egos to shreds,
lo! Our hearts grow legs
to seek the company of saints,
prophets and such blessings.

2003 © Aïda Touré

Poem of the book Nocturnal Light.

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Transcendent Dance

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photo by Mehmet Emre

I no longer know
who is who in
this transcendent dance;
are we you at this moment
or am I still myself?

(Poem excerpt from The Sublime Sphere)

© 2001 Aïda Touré

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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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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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Letting Go

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In letting go,
there is a grace
that cleanses the soul~

© 2017 Aïda Touré

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Your Soul’s Secrets

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This innocence, we both cherish!
You put your hand on my ear
to reveal your soul’s secrets
and I succumb…
The purity of your heart spreads
as if music in my tympanums,
I lay on the floor, my centers
filled with divine laughter;
my location no longer matters
the entire world is you…

(Poem excerpt from The Sublime Sphere)

© 2001 Aïda Touré

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