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White Noise in This World Silver in the Next By Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore
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“White noise” is “a random signal with a constant power spectral density,” says Google. “Such a signal is heard as a hissing sound, resembling the ‘sh’ sound... More > in ‘ash’. In music and acoustics, the term ‘white noise’ may be used for any signal that has a similar hissing sound.” After chemo and radiation my oncologist asked if I heard a hissing sound in my ears. I said no, having always thought of it as the Music of the Spheres. It’s the background silence that is pure, whose purity is expressed as a “hissing sound.” Not of snakes, but of bliss. Or the whoosh of the sacred perveyors of bliss. And in the Unseen Next World that’s an inconceivable state, herein called “silvery.” TAKE ONE STEP FORWARD / it all turns to light // But to pour from one bottle to another / step back // At just the right balance / it pours itself...< Less
The Sound of Geese Over the House / Poems By Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore
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The sound of geese over the house and in the house the prayer on the Prophet The sound of geese over the house and in the house Allah loves you The mountains are full of light and their gigantic... More > shadows are eloquent since they’re leaning against the sky and out into space with their crags and outcrops No sound can scale in a dimension commensurate with the pure expanse of it The sound of geese over the house puts a dome of life above us and a sea of life below us and a world of life all around us and a shaft of living Light inside us< Less
The Sweet Enigma of it All / Poems By Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore
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THE ENIGMA OF IT ALL The enigma of it all stood up and spread out its feathery arms All the doubts and gnarly creatures disappeared from around it fleeing into scarlet woods and back into weeping... More > trees The resplendent enigma straddling the two worlds and all the others intersecting them in the tiniest details of our lives the true enigma in puzzling feathers the one of heavy tread and light repartee who holds conversations in our heads yet contains the golden knot of perfect explanation in its core...< Less
Stories Too Fiery to Sing Too Watery to Whisper By Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore
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The pleasure of feeling the poem discovering itself is always a particular joy in reading this poet -- especially so because the voyage of discovery each poem seems to make is, finally, a journey... More > toward the light — whether inside or outside, grand and glorious or fine and concentrated and elusive and just or almost entirely out of reach... yet somehow still in there or out there somewhere, waiting to be found. (From the Preface, by Tom Clark) These are kinds of Sufi narrative poems, but not stories exactly and more like ecstatic perceptions and surreal notions leading (God willing) to Light.< Less