Category Archives: Sufism

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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Letting Go

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

© 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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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

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Purpose

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~ Purpose ~

Uncover your Purpose,
it will allow you
to explore the depths
of your soul in ways
that free you and
uplift others~

© 2016 Aïda Touré

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