June 27, 2017
Each week we examine a theme from a variety of points of view. This week’s theme is the contrast between the holy and the mundane, in honor of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which began on June 26, at the end of the month of Ramadan.
Today’s poem is a poem for Eid al-Fitr about the transition from Ramadan to more mundane forms of worship.
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Each moment is like sunlight on the heart,
Infinity within infinity.
Descend now from the whole back to the part,
As fast gives way to feast, and One to me.
Love is worship, as is pure, chaste pleasure;
Food is worship, music, dance, delight.
Immersed in talk, we savor what we treasure,
The days of fasting fading fast from sight,
Returning, turning, burning through the night.
© by Nicholas Gordon
Hear or watch me recite this poem and listen to the music I chose for it at https://www.poemsforfree.com/eachm2.html. For more poems for Eid al-Fitr, go to https://www.poemsforfree.com/ramadanpoems.html .
This week’s theme: The Holy and the Mundane
June 26: Every Moment Equally Is HolyJune 27: Each Moment Is like Sunlight on the Heart