Numinous Encounters

This was another work shop where we were asked to write about Spiritual experience or slant approach writing about the Divine. This was my take on it.

Our search for livelihoods, from cradle to grave, of His bounties–
He says there are signs for those who hearken!
I see, I listen, I wonder. One sperm from the blood, one zygote,
one creature He watches and holds to His heart, gives it Reason,
and Desire, and Faith!

©ZSA May 2016 North Carolina.


About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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8 Responses to Numinous Encounters

  1. slmret says:

    How beautiful, Zakiah — I wouldn’t have known WHAT to do with that prompt!

    • Zakiah says:

      I read a lot of poetry by Rumi and fortunately was able to write something. Not great, but at least I was able to say a few words. The conductor of the work shop is a professor of religious studies at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem NC. He liked what I had written.

  2. ruth7933 says:

    I like this-this explains our forever search quite well. Great answer tot hat prompt.

  3. Great job from the prompt, SweetZ! Perfect title! Love the word “numinous”!
    I think we are all fascinated and intrigued with the supernatural and spiritual…with lots of wonderings and questions.
    Your poem is beautifully expressed and makes me ponder my own feelings and encounters.
    HUGS!!! 🙂

  4. One of my favorites 😉 hugs

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