The Night ( NPM day 5)

The Night ©

The night whispers-                        
your smile conjures
a million desires!
The caressing whisper,
like a thunderous clap
wakes me
with dreams in my eyes.

Mystic music
‘Whirling Derveshes’
eyes closed-
such trance;
fingers traveling up from the torso
to the heart…
right hand turns to the sky,
and the left to the Earth—

Turning and swaying
like birds in flight
still in trance!

This is love;
to fly to a secret place in the sky,
causing a hundred gossamer shrouds
to fall each moment
trying to let go of life—

Finally taking a step without feet,
this is love!©

This is not a Constanza. Have been too busy to sit and count the syllables. Therefore I am posting anything that comes to mind.


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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5 Responses to The Night ( NPM day 5)

  1. Anything that comes to mind is the best!

  2. murisopsis says:

    I love the image of the twirling dancers caught in meditative prayer being akin to true love. No better metaphor!

  3. You’ve been busy with your poetry! I like the comparison of the whirling Derveshes to birds in flight.

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