May 24, 2017
Each week we examine a theme from a variety of points of view. The theme for this week is Ramadan, a holy month for Muslims which begins on May 27.
Today’s poem is a Ramadan poem about the beauty of following religious ritual.
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Return to the sweet discipline of faith!
A ritual is rich in grace and feeling.
Make yourself a servant that you might
Attend with less of will and more of sight,
Doing what is asked, not what's appealing,
Alive with light, free of want and hate.
Nor does one moment pass that is not healing.
© by Nicholas Gordon
Hear or watch me recite this poem and listen to the music I chose for it at https://www.poemsforfree.com/retur2.html. For more Ramadan poems, go to https://www.poemsforfree.com/ramadanpoems.html .
This week’s theme: RamadanMay 24: Return to the Sweet Discipline of Faith