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Through Rose Colored Glasses / Poems By Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore
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THROUGH ROSE COLORED GLASSES is a book of visionary poems mindful of the story of Sayyedina ‘Isa (Jesus), peace be upon him, who one day passed by a decaying dog carcass in the road with his... More > companions, and replied, when they complained at how rank it smelled, “Yes, but its teeth are beautiful!” We can live our lives in misery seeing only the miserable aspects of this often grindingly difficult existence, or in peace seeing the beauteous and majestic Handprint of The Divine Reality in everything. These often ecstatic poems, mindful of the former, prefer the latter for their inspiration and their goal.< Less
Holiday from the Perfect Crime / Poems By Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore
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Somehow the resonance for me during the entertaining of this title as an abiding albeit background theme for the poems, was the perfect crime of our existence: perfect because created by a perfect... More > Creator. A crime because we get up to such malfeasance all the time, at the lower end of it, and a crime at the higher end in the sense that the Sufis often mention, that any existence of theirs before Allah ta’ala, any flake or residue of their self-ness, is a crime, a flaw, an obstruction before the Light of God. Only when you have known a saint (wali) of whatever spiritual practice do you the sense of a personality honed to its finest before the divine consciousness, whose actions and words and thoughts are soaked in divinity to such a degree that the person is truly human in its essence and effaced before God in His ever-present and infinitely Merciful activity.< Less
A Maddening Disregard for the Passage of Time / Poems By Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore
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A MADDENING DISREGARD FOR THE PASSAGE OF TIME: While we are indeed born into time, and at death we slide out of time altogether into eternity, in whatever space we might conceive, in a supreme moment... More > we might taste timelessness, fleeting though it may be (though that fleetingness too being still only a matter of time). But there are also those whose “disregard” of the passing of time is due to their absorption in Eternity, and The Eternal One.< Less
In the Realm of Neither / Poems By Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore
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IN THE REALM OF NEITHER: I had a dream just before waking of a shelf filled with books, and I was reading the titles when a spotlight hit the spine of one book that also seemed to protrude from the... More > others and be coming out of the shelf toward me. On it were the words “In the Realm of Neither” that remained vivid and unforgettable upon waking... (poem) If all the wood in the world were to sing/and every rose gave a political speech/and every cloud took pity on its neighbor/and every stone composed an epic poem about/being a stone and each of us saw God direct with our/own eyes in naked vision/as clearly as we see ourselves stooping to/drink from a lake…< Less
The Fire Eater's Lunchbreak / Poems By Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore
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THE FIRE EATER’S LUNCHBREAK: What does happen when we stop swallowing the flame, whatever it might be? This world, our own drudgery, our passions, low or high, that locus of our experience we... More > call “I” – and take a break? There’s a Sufi text by Shaykh ibn ‘Ata Illah whose title I’ve always loved: "The Giving Up of the Management of Your Affairs." Neat trick! But somehow that’s also the key to the present title, and God willing to something of the poems this book contains. Poem: His High Command/and an ant’s vibrating antenna//The horrors of war/and a newborn’s uncurling fingers//Flash floods/and a dry riverbed gurgling//The heart alone/and entire humanity’s pulse beat< Less
Like When You Wave at a Train / Poems By Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore
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This may be my most personal book, as I wrote this collection of poems as an attempt to definitively and honestly connect in a deep way with Farid, my teenage stepson. "Ah, since you’re... More > not my/ natural son, you can be my/ supernatural son! No actual genes of mine// swim in your blood, your flesh doesn’t/ resemble mine, though since I’ve been your/ dad from the time you were two, we now have a/ definite// family resemblance, leaping over/ genetic fact like some sleek green grasshopper of/ supernatural light."< Less
Stretched Out on Amethysts / Poems By Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore
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Poems of ecstatic movement, longing, glimpses and glimmers of the divine reality of our existence: Not a moment can be squandered / not a moment can be lost // Grab the rope and swing out / over... More > the abyss // “What rope?” you say / when there are / ropes all around us // dangling at our elbows and lying in / coils at our feet // But invisible to our visible eyes // Our eyes must quit the visible / to see them< Less
Mars & Beyond / Poems By Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore
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A surreal/spiritual adventure to an imaginary Mars and further (more real) metaphysics, spinning strangely familiar worlds as close to us as the beating of our pulse and as far into imaginal space as... More > the endlessly fascinating Red Planet and beyond… by the poet of Dawn Visions (City Lights, 1964), Burnt Heart (City Lights, 1972), The Floating Lotus Magic Opera Company (1967-69), The Chronicles of Akhira, The Desert is the Only Way Out (Zilzal Press), The Ramadan Sonnets (Jusoor/City Lights, 1996), and The Blind Beekeeper (Jusoor/Syracuse University Press, 2002).< Less
Psalms for the Brokenhearted / Poems By Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore
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A collection of poems from the poet of Salt Prayers, The Blind Beekeeper and Ramadan Sonnets, simultaneously plummeting down and somehow ascending, all the while embracing Whitmanic vistas in vision... More > of longing and epiphany. As 11th Century Sufi Master, Al-Hujwiri writes in his Kashf al-Mahjub: When Moses conversed with God, he asked, “Lord, where shall I seek You?” God answered, “Among the brokenhearted.” Moses continued, “But, Lord, no heart could be more despairing than mine.” And God replied, “Then I am where you are.”< Less
Laughing Buddha Weeping Sufi / Poems By Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore
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“Excess of sorrow laughs. Excess of joy weeps.”(William Blake) A cooly impassioned, and “pathward” adventurous series of poems joining two modes of enlightenment, Buddhist and... More > Sufi, that may in many ways be parallel—from my sitting with saintly Shunryu Suzuki of the San Francisco Zen Center in the early 60s, and my blessed time with Qutb Shaykh ibn al-Habib of Fez in Meknes, Morocco, in the 1970s, may Allah be pleased with both of them. Are the two protagonists of these poems the main characters in Waiting for Godot, now no longer waiting, but there? Exalted humor lightens our spiritual endeavors.< Less