Stealth Visit

why do you visit

so stealthily

in the night?
after i have closed

the house,

prayed,

turned out the lights

and rested on my

right side.

are we only

of dream-visits

now

and wistful thoughts…

as maybe

we always were?

continents and oceans

away

powered by 

the spirit

of our ancestors

and our revered

home

land.

remembering bits

of love

and comfort

so hastily withdrawn

by separation

and

by

my

residence

in 

this hostile

domain. 
Linda Tauhid

©5/19/19

Advertisements

The Elevated Places*

i have taken

this journey

many times.

although familiar,

each time

it is enlightening.

struggling

through the burdens

of divine law

and regulations;

it is like a cool drink

to step beyond

into “The Elevated Places”.

the soul has been whetted

here to receive;

and has climbed

to parabolic heights

for a taste of freedom–

a glimpse of paradise.

and one may rest here…

the journey is not complete

but here,one has hope

a glimpse

of what is beyond

the struggles of worldly life

and its concerns.

this is a driving point

a signpost to victory

and hope.

here,

at

The Elevated Places.
Linda Tauhid
©5/13/19

* The Elevated Places or Al-A’raf is the 7th Sura (Chapter) of The Holy Quran. It is a step in the journey to read the entire Quran during the month of Ramadan and beyond.

Love Thoughts

have the clouds fallen

does the sky

no longer speak

has the rain dried

since it showered

your image

into

my heart

has the Spring planting

been neglected

are there no tulips,

no roses,

no daffodils.

have the birds

gone quiet

is May

just another day?

has chocolate

lost its taste

Is love hiding–

seeking,

spying,

peeping 

as I wander,

ponder,

wondering…
Linda Tauhid

©5/1/19