A Conversation with a Poet

I had shared my poem Unnoticed on Twitter. Only a poet could respond with such precise but eloquent thoughts that left me wordless. Here is a conversation between @SonyaKassam and @IssaShivji light is light as always bright darkness she eludes illusion she deludes passion she lures higher she soars envy she abhors love she adores light is feeble, … Continue reading A Conversation with a Poet

A Slave Forever

A slave forever Remains chained to her master For what is the value of light If she cannot cast a shadow?

Speaking to God

when speaking to god all you need are seven notes and...you may even get a reply I would like to share this heavenly song called Man Kunto Maula. There have been several versions and here is one I recently came across during the celebration of Imam Ali's birthday. Pooja Gaitonde has taken this song to … Continue reading Speaking to God

The Spirit of a True Leader

It burns me that despite all the education we are exposed to and progress we have made, today we sorely lack decent leaders. One cannot lead a people they have no connection with. Connection is not formed by name, blood, fame or wealth but by empathy, decency and a sense of justice. I have said … Continue reading The Spirit of a True Leader

the knower of secrets

and the veil fiercely guards secrets refusing even the light to reveal unless it recognises the name of her master ~ Ali, the knower of secrets ~ * related posts the helper & the foremost

Perfect Partners

In crime he was my partner Of desire for luxuries We traveled far and near Scamming the unsuspecting Till I got caught ........ Betrayal! Four years later Credit to good behavior I searched for those Who owed me one Predictably they obliged Indiscreet he had been Leaving trails to be seen At a distance, there … Continue reading Perfect Partners

The Master and the Student

(When the student is ready, the master appears...) The Master and the Student She knocked on the door of the Master He gently took his Student by the hand Onto the path of realization Though the Master himself was tested severely And the Student stumbled often They held on tight Through laughter and pain Persisted … Continue reading The Master and the Student