Week 8: Sufi Piety, Music, Dance and Poetry


The Creator

And so the people said: there is no god but God

and in the name of God, the most beneficent, the merciful

praise be to Him.

For he creates all in the world, the circle of life, cyclical

He was the Beginning, and will be at the End

Power unbounded, he is from firmament, fantastical and mythical

He is all External. In everyone, he shapes their Internal

Indivisible it seems at times, omnipresent always

Inexplicable is your endless love for mankind



In the first stanza I created a devotional tone and interlaced messages and elements from the Shahadda and of dhikr poems that praise the many names of God.


I think rhythm is as important in poetry as it is in music.




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