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Poetry

Two Become One

Two candles in the sky
Pointed to oneness
Like the two wings
of a butterfly
The sea-saw motion
Of love and hope
They are mirrored
In my own body
I have two eyes…

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Poetry

Pond of Light

Somewhere, deep within us
Shadows encircle a pond of Light
Befriend them one by one
Offer them a listening ear
Put your hand on your heart
Speak softly and say Salaam
How quickly it sets them at ease
Say: I have heard your cry for help
What is it that has hurt you…

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Poetry

Alamut Castle

O Alamut!
O sister of Al-Azhar and Dar al-Hikmah,
O beautiful nest of shooting stars,
I’ve come to pay homage to you.
O safe haven of intellectual vitality,
O gatherer of scholars and scientists,
I’ve come to bow my head in your honor.
“But I am ruined – can’t you see? I couldn’t save the libraries…

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Poetry

Iran: The Land of Persian Mystics and Sufi Poets Part 1

Returning home with lots of pictures to share from an incredibly blessed trip to Iran, rich with history, culture, and friendship! Here’s a picture I took at the Pink Mosque in Shiraz. The colorful rose brings the sweet scent of He. – Hafez of Shiraz. “Why Iran?” Because I wanted…

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Relationships

Birthing a New Consciousness

My training to be a “good wife” started at the age of 8. “I shouldn’t have to tell you to take out the garbage. If you see that it’s full, you should know that it needs to be taken out. What will you do when you get married?” Marriage was not even on my mind, but I silently took out the trash and then…

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