Poem: First Night of Ramadan
Posted Jul 11, 2013

Poem: First Night of Ramadan

by Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore

A single stone is thrown in
and the canyon resounds with the

hallelujahs of angels

A single breath contains the
known and unknown universes

Back behind edgeless
space are motions that

vibrate the heart

Back behind ancient mountains and
historical intricacies

a shadow gives way to Light that has a
door in it to

let us through

We take no step that
doesn’t bring us nearer

One sip and the oceans disappear

One glance and the skies
bend closer to hear our


One heart-wrench elegant elevation
and we’re on a

plateau tossing a stone in the dark
that never stops echoing


8/1/2011 — 1 Ramadan, 1432 — (from Ramadan is Burnished Sunlight, Ecstatic Exchange, 2011)

Please visit Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore’s excellent site The Ecstatic Exchange http://ecstaticxchange.com/

Biography of Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore   http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/biography-daniel-abdal-hayy-moore