The Journey: a poem الرحيل

I saw this poem and knew I needed to share it. It is so beautiful


This poem, simple as it is, means a lot to me. It is a journey a kind of spiritual odyssey to the unknown. It features a sea, a moon, lightning, thunder, a boat and a traveller. I rank it among my Sufi poems. Yearning permeates it. Longing for the unknown fires it.  It wavers between darkness and light and trembles at the edge of suffering, seeking the journey to make suffering meaningful.

It is both in Arabic and English.

The Journey The Journey: multimedia by Alisar Iram

The night has grown smaller


Passionate longing


Over the sea.

A voice cried

Peace ….peace

It is time to set forth

It is time to seek the source

Of this long sweeping darkness

So that we might find.


Perhaps, through the towering veils

Of this long night

We might discern a fair night


Perhaps in the maze of brooding images

We might…

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