Monthly Archives: February 2013

Poetry Face Off

 

Amusing! An excellent account of a battle of words after a ‘student’ sought an answer to a question from a teacher…

A ‘Poetry Face Off’ between a ‘brother of few words’ vs. Yasir Qadhi.

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Islam 101

By Amal Ahmed Albaz

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Dialogue Poem Set 3: On Love

 

A dialogue there once was, on love,

‘Tween Ashen Cloak and

Robe Turquoise

(And all the while observers peer,

Such as Blue Hemp Tunic,

Black Bomber Jacket,)

With words to thought arise

(And all the while observers peer,

Such as White Thawb

And Earth N Parka Coat,)

And all the while observers peer.

***

But with words, were meanings all unclear?

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Hope ii

sunrise

Let the sadness depart, let the night turn over;

Life’s peace* will but dawn, if I rise to greet her.

 

By Arif uz Zaman

May 2002

* Salaam is ‘peace’ in Arabic.

For the PROBLEMATIC poem to which this is the reply, read Shadow.

To understand what are the Dialogue Poems, please click here.

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Shadow

shadow

There is a grey shadow about my neck

That stifles every which way I turn.

***

By Arif uz Zaman

1997

For the REPLY to this poem, read Hope ii

To understand what are the Dialogue Poems, please click here.

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