On The Edge
On The Edge

Holy intoxication makes my spirit drunk
I sip from the lake that holds a sacred moonbeam inside its black waters
This beauty leaves me in rapture of the starless night
And I dance

I stumble down the streets lit up with lamps
I see them shine in the darkness
The light inside me flies outside on wings of celestial insanity to meet the glow
And wrestle itself into the night’s stillness

Sweet wonder dawns upon me
The black spider crawls and builds a silver web
On the edge of a broken lantern
As my imagination runs wild into the forest of green and burning possibilities
And I keep running with it
Into the night

Arwa Qutbuddin

Arwa Qutbuddin is a poet, a nature-lover, a soul-searcher, and a philosopher, and is inspired by the strength of the human spirit. She loves hugging trees and thrives on building relationships. She comes from the Muslim Bohra community and feels blessed to have received the gift of sincerity and spirituality from her parents. She is a mother of five beautiful children. Writing poetry has been her passion; she writes to heal, to feel and explore the world of feelings, to appreciate and bow to life’s mystery: the light and the darkness. Her recently published collection of poems, Water my Soul, is a reflection of her inner journey. She is a student of the Masters program in Psychology at the Harvard Extension School, and the Mindfulness program at Lesley University. As a teacher of Islamic philosophy, she is inspired to explore the practice of Mindfulness and Positive psychology as tools for healing and bridging the gap between religion/spirituality and science.

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Stars & Promises

Poetry by Arwa Qutbuddin

My body like a leaf quivers in the warm midday breeze I feel the energy vibrate into me and through me Revitalized, I be The wind passes I bask in...
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Opportunity

Poetry by Arwa Qutbuddin

In that one precious moment when our paths cross Perhaps for the first and last time in our lives We can still offer each other a fragrance of love Even...
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Voice

Poetry by Arwa Qutbuddin

Surreal this magical mess of being a woman riding high on passion and pain Swimming inside my liquid eyes this dream of a world Where softness is the new sacred...
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Anthology

मन के अनुसंधान समझ

Poetry by Omendra Ratnu

मन के अनुसंधान समझ, शब्दों के परिधान पहन …ये कौन आह जगी ? शीतलता से उत्तप्त, सभी स्मृतियों से विगत, क्षितिज पे जागती जोत सी ….ये कौन आह जगी ?...
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The End of the Road

Poetry by Knute Skinner

He walks along the possible road, one deliberate step ahead of the next. At the end of the road, it may be, there’ll be sustenance, shelter, a sensation of sympathetic...
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अब और क्या माँगू ?

Poetry by Omendra Ratnu

मैं तुझसे पा गया इतना , अब और क्या माँगू ? कि दामन भर गया मेरा, अब और क्या माँगू ? हद-ए-नज़र तक है यहाँ आलम मुफ़लिसी का मैं इतनी  रौनकों से...
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