Friday, February 20, 2015

For POETS UNITED Midweek Motif ~ Glass - (es) ~ 'Like A Light In A Lamp'

Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth,The parable of His Light is as if there were a niche,And within it a Lamp: The Lamp enclosed in Glass;The glass as it were a brilliant star;Lit from a blessed Tree,An Olive, neither of the East nor of the West,Whose oil is well-nigh luminous, though fire scarce touched it;Light upon Light!Allah doth set forth parables for men: and Allah doth know all things.surah 24:35 Al Nur (The Light)

For The Glass The Light Passes Descends from Poets United

'Her eyen grey as glas' just as
the poet perceived them to be
as if responding to the asking
dark ones, she said,sadly sadly

'I am but a listed item
like multicolored marbles
in a glass jar,placed on a bar
in a shop, for buyers

like framed mirrors hanging
in the malls reflecting anxious
seekers rolling their own
light and dark 'eyen glas'

like specially cut pieces
sharply pointed fixed on
protective walls but as
entrapment for intruders

like empty wine bottles on
the street, struck kicked by
drunk or sober,passerby's
feet, rejected lover's treat 

If only I could be 
my efforts directed
my spirit free, seeking first
the Light of Knowledge
truthfully, spreading and sharing
for peace love friendship
universal tranquility

then I may just be a
tiny particle of myriads
glowing Gems of Glass
in spheres celestial serving
The Creator, and humanity
if destined ordained blessed
... till eternity... 

Photo Credit: Google


  1. Such images of emptiness contrast the glow of Allah so that it is clear where we are in relationship. Anyone would prefer to be aglow--even tiny and in a multitude--than to be any of the things presented herein. What a powerful and leading poem. The photographs are not necessary because your words do so much, but I like them anyway and the care witrh which they intersperse and pace the poem. It cannot be read fast, and that is right.

  2. I especially like the marbles in the glass jar stanza. Lovely wonderings in this poem.

  3. you've turned your glass poem into a many faceted diamond's simply BEAUTIFUL....

  4. Thank You Dr Susan Friends Sherry and Rumana.

  5. Excellent images and beautifully put together, lovely writing.