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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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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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Meanders of Obscurity

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Photo © Yang Tee Mon

~ Meanders of Obscurity ~

Bismillah, know that
adversity polishes you,
it brings you at the feet
of the Beloved in a way
that shatters your false self.
Be patient my love,
your light unravels best
in the meanders of obscurity.

© 2016  Aïda Touré

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To Run to a Sacred Love

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My dearest one,
we learn to attach
so many conditions
to Love that when

a rare deeper Love
appears, we are lost;
not knowing what to do
with the gift since

its value is beyond all
the common, limiting
considerations we are
accustomed to; whereas Love

by its very nature expands
and thus surprises,
so how can we enjoy
its abundant virtues

if patience is absent?
The Divine grows Love
like a seed planted
with devotion in the

fertile grounds of
a disinterested Heart
that trusts what may come.
Blessed is the one

who, by wisdom, learns
to run to a sacred Love
instead of running
away from it~

© 2016 Aïda Touré

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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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