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The Poetry of ModWestMuse

 

Trying to find that book for believers (and non-believers) both literary in style but Islamic in character and that deals with the challenge of Modernity?

Announcing the arrival of my first published book of poetry entitled, ‘The Poetry of ModWestMuse‘.

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Reflecting:RealEyesing:True-Seeing

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When we reflect

Often we simply cannot face ourselves.

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War of the Worlds (Think ii – 4 of 7)

Orson Welles played with the American public on radio in 1938 and made them believe an alien invasion from outer space (as inspired by the fictitious ‘War of the Worlds’) was actually taking place. There was mass panic and hysteria. Now we in Britain1 laugh our heads off, exclaiming: “How stupid were these Americans!”

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The Malhamah Al Kubra

(The Coming of the Great War… aka Armageddon)

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When they say a war is coming. They are right.

Well… Let it come…

The conscious submitters1 to God’s way – calling believers alike, respectfully, be they Muslim, Christian, Jew, Zoroastrian, Buddhist, Hindu – calling humbleness of spirit and those sacred tears spent for the weak and destitute, calling the Peace seekers, the Truth speakers standing firm, staring unflinching in the face of the Goliathan oppressors. Who knew

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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.

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But with words, were meanings all unclear?

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Hope ii

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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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On how Identity can Mind-Lead you away from Truth

Mind-Lead from Truth

Often the ‘truth’ in what someone says (with mouth)

Is unheard (by ears),

When we see (with eyes)

The speaker is not of our own kind (with our minds, closed).

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By Arif uz Zaman

January 2013

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