Sunday, 7 November 2010

1. Ar-Rahman – the Sun of Love

Suggests compassion, mercy, positivity, action --- ‘think not you can direct the course of love…for if love finds you worthy, it will direct your course ‘ Kahlil Gibran 

In a local, one man shouted to me,
‘There but for the grace of god, go I!’
and pointed at Andrew. Consider the phrase – ‘grace
of god’ – invoking art and truth, commitment:
how beauty and love express through
skill and difference, novelty. Statesmanlike, it seemed
important not to invade an African country
or blame the boss, or thump that man, or scream,
because good beer and band were flowing; bodies
hopping. Boy I was mad!! Grace holds hands, nods,
includes men, women, singing, stars,
and barmaids danced like angels pulling pints.
Andrew smiled and led the effervescent hugs and bops;
thanks to the grace of god.

In the East,
one green blade of grass
far beyond the horizon
catches morning light. 
Two faces of Love
I tossed a coin.
It landed face-up saying ‘Do it!’,
continued spinning like the sun.
I guess it would have turned
around forever if I hadn’t
grabbed it, stopped it,
tossed again and clocked it in the sky.

It landed on ‘humility’,
flowed across the wooden
man-made table top
as if a glob of honey,
sweet. I gathered up the syrup and
I tossed a coin again.



  1. Very beautiful series of poems, god or no god. What a terrific idea for a poetry collection, too. Good luck, may the muse reside in you.

  2. Hey John how are YOu
    I saw the link to your site on another blog
    hope you are writing and writing more

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  4. Very intresting and lovely blog!

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    Lots of love,

  5. Beautiful poem. You have a way with words. Saw your coin spinning. Love the honey imagery.

  6. love your poetry, very beautiful indeed

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  8. hi I am a young who has just now passed 6th and came to rahman uncle I love reading your poems just keep on writing poems like this uncle.