when heaven sanctions…

veiled by light’s rays
a weave of selected surahs*
protecting her henna
meticulously applied by houris
overcome by modesty
bridal verses recited
as the groom awaits
his heavenly match

a marriage so unique ~ we identify light as revealing, but in this rare bond God’s noor (light) acts as a veil

*surah – a chapter of the Quran

About Sonya Kassam

Expressing myself through poetry
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4 Responses to when heaven sanctions…

  1. As you may have noticed by now, I am very much an idealist… Yet this poem haunts me. The words mock me… Because reality turns out so different from what we hoped for sometimes. And in my case it has…

    • Sonya Kassam says:

      I cannot pretend to understand what you are going through. I can send my very best wishes to overcome the difficulties life throws at you. I can also point to a poem which was some advice to myself when I find myself in a hole of regrets. It may or may not help…

      What should be…

      Lots of love…

  2. ranu802 says:

    It’s beautiful Sonya,thanks.

  3. Robert says:

    Dear Sonya,

    Thank you for this beautiful post alluding to noor and its ways.

    All good wishes,


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