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Cosmicity: New Book of Love Poems

 

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Peace, I’m excited to announce the release of my new book of Love poems “Cosmicity“. Proximity to this reality of Love is primordial and communal, so much so that its quest transpires in all our experiences, whether joyful or painful, its purpose is to expand us therefore I will be sharing bits of “Cosmicity” regularly in the forms that manifested during its creative process.

A big thank you for your support throughout the years~

 

 

Spiritual Art · Sufi Poetry · Sufism · Tasawwuf

I Am Ash, Spread Me!

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None but you know that which
is exquisitely burning within,

I can see no smoke nor flame
but that innermost is lit!

A higher singeing unknown
to the common mortal

is tickling my limbs, lo!
There, some laughter in me;

all those who perceive it
always wind up crying.

I am ash, spread me!
I trust you and the place

your winds are taking me.
No longer lost in the self,

how softening that glory!
Now, I open my eyelids for

one last looking within us
and the galaxy is dancing,

O, this whirling in color
is conveying the Word;

all of humankind’s ears
wouldn’t suffice for this!

(Poem excerpt from Nocturnal Light)

© 2003 Aïda Touré

Spirituality · Sufi Poetry · Sufism · Tasawwuf

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

Islam · Love · Spiritual Art · Spirituality · Sufism · Tasawwuf

Adversity & the Higher Self

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All violence is the result of inner pain, we must remedy this by healing ourselves individually and then collectively, through self-Love, through conscious uncovery of the divine attributes instilled in our soul by the Beloved… We are here to express those attributes while the external world exerts its coarse energies against this innate cosmic purpose yet the higher self’s grace must triumph by experience with such adversity. This is the reality we all have in common yet the difference in our journey is in the way we choose to react to pain; whether we choose to overcome it through compassion, or we choose to be defeated by it through destructive patterns… Love is the Way within and without that will restore this realm to Harmony and Balance~

In this sacred process, Artists’role is of the highest importance so in order to honor this collective uplifting endeavor, I will share works by creatives I discover and who honor the Light within us that awaits to be unveiled to each one of us… inshAllah~

© 2016 Aïda Touré

Inner Reality · Love · Spiritual Art · Spirituality · Sufi Poetry · Sufism · Tasawwuf

Music of Ineffable Beauty

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~ Music of Ineffable Beauty ~

Love is a gift
that unwraps itself
in the Unseen until
it reaches the vessels
it is attributed to
by divine command.
Every wave that transports it
creates a Music of ineffable beauty.
Upon its reception
in the material dimension,
the quality of this Love results
from our heart’s condition;
the purer the heart, the deeper the Love.
When we understand this Law
how can Love not be sacred?
Like every precious gift
it must be cherished,
cultivated with consistency
patience and spiritual intelligence~
For devoted lovers,
Love is the greatest of endeavors
to undertake for it impacts
the very soul of those they bond with
and this extends to everything
created out of such a bond.
Lo! I just heard the command to retreat~
My dear one, let me seal my lips
for now the Exalted Assembly appears!

© 2016 Aïda Touré

Love · Spiritual Art · Sufism · Tasawwuf

Luxuriance of Freedom

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Spiritual artists learn from Inspiration to flow with the luxuriance of Freedom. This acquired state of Wholeness becomes an essential aspect of their very being and existence so any experience that contrasts with this natural occurrence feels hindering as it represses the soul’s inherent way of being~ In that sense, Art’s purpose is sacred as it is an alley to the Beauty of the Divine which is our origin~

Once the soul has tasted the nectar of the sublime Stream that animates the Universe as well as the awareness of the Artist, nothing compares to the intensity of such a Love~ It’s the closest thing to the Afterlife’s Bliss for a fragrant soul. Very few are those who have awakened to the Wisdom that compels one to embrace this Reality in a culture of distractions that numbs our senses with its powerful ego-based illusions. Immersed in the intense subtleties of Beyond, the Sage-Artist cultivates his grace and shares it for the sake of the collective soul’s exaltation.

© 2016 Aïda Touré

Love · Poetry · Spiritual Art · Sufi Poetry · Sufism · Tasawwuf

Infinite Ways to Love You

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~ Infinite Ways to Love You ~

All of my being
bursts with joy
when I see your beauty!
Stars leap in and out of me,
each stroking an harp
whose strings sing your name!
I take in all this harmony,
ecstatic over your humility
and your meeting yourself in
the Azzan* your cells chant.
Oh my, my soul says:
“Welcome to yourself in me,
there are infinite ways
to love you and you and you!”

© 2016 Aïda Touré

*Azzan: the Islamic call to Prayer.

Contemporary Islamic Art · Islam · Oil Painting · Poetry · Spirituality · sufi art · Sufi Poetry · Sufism · Tasawwuf

The Most Subtle (Painting)

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Al Latif 8″x10″ oil & acrylic on canvas © 2015 Aïda Touré

I completed this small painting “Al Latif: The Most Subtle” that evokes a highly spiritual attribute that is inherent to the soul. Subtlety is the very quality that is found in all spiritually awakened ones. This attribute brings healing, solace and lightness of being to self and to those who come across the recipient of this grace. Read amore about this painting here. Below is the poem that accompanies the painting.

~ The Most Subtle ~

O effusive Light
that fashions our becoming,
we read Your vertical signs
with the sun and the moon in chorus,
we praise You in infinite ways!
O You who are not exhausted
by Your Attributes
as You pervade
the black holes
of the Heart that
relentlessly contemplates
on you; expanding, giving,
throbbing with anticipation
of being in the gentleness
of Your Presence anew!

© 2015 Aïda Touré

Spiritual Art · Spirituality · sufi art · Sufi Poetry · Sufism · Tasawwuf

Lightful 2016

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~The First Realm~ 30″x40″ oil & acrylic on canvas

All my best wishes for the new year to all my readers~ May 2016 introduce us to even more Love, more Harmony, more Light and more Soul delight!

Thank you for your support of the Visual Sufi Poetry blog throughout the years. In 2016, I hope to share more of my creative journey in this great time of Shift and Awakening of our collective self, inshAllah~

© 2016 Aïda Touré