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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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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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Solely Heart Knows

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Solely heart knows
that which I speak of,
this refined language
no tongue can touch.
O Speechless one,
how sweet is your force!

(Poem excerpt from Nocturnal Light)

© 2003 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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No One is a Doer Here!

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… secretly, each form is
a flute that only He can play,
we become the celestial music
as a response to the grace;
in each, He blows impartially.
No one is a doer here!

(Poem excerpt from Nocturnal Light)

© 2003 Aïda Touré

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The Little Kiss

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Photo © Maimouna Guerresi

…they beg for the little kiss,
the medicine which started
this gathering in the Essence…

(Poem excerpt from Nocturnal Light)

© 2003 Aïda Touré

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To Disperse His Music

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There’s a self-made deafness
within these skeptics’ ears,
even when Christ walked
inside of their being

to disperse his holy music
they cringed, frightened
by his clarity, his loving,
his pure cleansing them!

(Poem excerpt from Nocturnal Light)

© 2003 Aïda Touré

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