Goodnight Mama

My soul awakens At all odd hours Crying for food Wanting to be held Are we there yet? She asks as she looks out of the window A sandbox of...

Protected: The Confluence of Two Paths: Ismaili Gnosis and Jnana Yoga...

My best friend described finding “the one” like a game of Musical Chairs. She would say, “Sabrina, when the music stops, you marry the one you’re with.” But I think it’s more like a game of Go Fish; you keep fishing until you find your match. The last time I went fishing, I found the […]

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...

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...

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...

Iran: The land of Persian mystics and Sufi poets (2)

Upon entering Jameh Mosque of Isfahan, I found myself in the city of my own heart. The hustling bazaar swiftly faded away behind...