Category Archives: Saints

And Such Blessings



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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A Sacred Lover’s Voice


Bawa (ra)

~ A Sacred Lover’s Voice ~

A sacred lover’s voice
is never lost!
Timelessly, it mingles
with the silver Moon
in whirlwinds only
sensitive hearts
can perceive~
Those who do hear it
always end up
with sealed lips,
soul prostrated
as a state of being!

© 2016 Aïda Touré

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Upon Our Re~Union


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~ Upon Our Re~Union ~

O heart of my heart,
if only you knew
of the vertiginous Love
you are returning to,
you’d break down in tears!
The movements of Bliss
offered to you through
this nocturnal dictation
are but a glimpse
of what awaits us
upon our Re~Union…

© 2016 Aïda Touré

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~ Awliya ~

soul pulled to the Light,
their desires crawling
at the prophets’ feet,
they kiss their footprints,
ego subdued and tamed
by the torrents of Love;
torn open and elated,
in tune with the Qur’an,
they long for the divine gaze
upon their cloaked selves~
Their poverty has brought them
authentic wealth,
soul-breath echoing Hu,
they now disappear at will,
riding the sonar tides of Bliss
flowing and ebbing within~
The light caresses their cheeks
with its pre-cosmic Music
and they sob for days!
Only true lovers know
the meaning of what
was just said!

© 2015 Aïda Touré

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The Joy of Disappearing


~ The Joy of Disappearing ~

The nearer the lover
draws to the Beloved,
the more s/he dissolves
into His Love~
Such a soul knows
the joy of disappearing!

© 2015 Aïda Touré

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Exaltation of Quietude

ravissement2~ Exaltation of Quietude ~

Cherish the high-minded friend
who selflessly offers you
the exaltation of quietude,
laying carpets of petals
beneath your feet
as you journey through
devotion to the Beloved~

© 2015 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


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