- I AM
I am an ocean of unshed tears.
I am the dark of the night,
And the dawn of the day.
I am the depths of the sea,
And the heights of the sky.
I am the sin of the sinner,
And the virtue of the saint.
I am the bloom of the flower,
And of the earth the decay;
I am the noise of the crowd
And the silence by the bay.
I am the stranger in the street,
And my brother's smiling gaze.
I am, yes, I am many things.
But mainly, I am
- Thankyou for this lovely poem. Indeed I see it as more than a poem -
more of a meditation in itself. I am going to print it out and
meditate on it!
It reminds me of some of the verses of the Gita. It also reminds me
of a poem that my student friend wrote as a dedication to his 30 page
poem about being a young British Muslim. I sold some copies of it in
New York because when I gave Guru a copy he said it should be
Anyway for anyone who might like to see it, here is a copy of his
Dedication. (It should be centred and he might have gone on longer
but he said he wanted to keep it to one page!
To my family with gratitude and love
To all my world-family,
Muslim and non-Muslim
To all the non-human creatures
Even to the little ants
To all the plants
Even to the smallest blades of grass
To all the rocks of the earth,
Even to the tiny grains of sand.
To all the waters of the oceans
Even to the finest drops of spray.
To all the winds of the heavens
Even to the evening stillness when the winds have gone to sleep.
To our sun and moon and all the stars
Even to the farthest invisible reaches of space.
To all this sacred universe
To Allah, Creator of all that is
With love and gratitude
His peace for all.