One into the Other
One into the Other

The cup of tea I make for you
Has something in it of the rustling leaves I saw yesterday while lying under the trees
Their gentle movement stirs itself through my fingers into the spoon

And when I go for my daily run
The sprint of our conversation this morning – when you laughed so hard I could see your belly dance – finds it’s way into my feet
I almost fly

As I sing into the silence of the afternoon
I notice in my voice remnants of the whisper I heard last night before I went to sleep
It was the sound of the moon speaking to the sound of breath
It lulled me, now it awakens

And when I shower
The words I wrote in my diary as I sat unshaded beneath the blue sky spill into the water and soak their aliveness into my skin

I start to pray now
And soon find myself in that cushioned space inside my mother’s womb, warm
The soft heart beat makes me feel held, safe

No separation or boundaries inside my head
No walls around my heart
Experience flows
One into the other
Effortlessly
Some moments are vibrant
Some less known
Some deeply etched in memories of foreverness

I remember the heat of summer as I walk down the snow covered path on a cold winter day
And the fire inside me burns

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.

Ouevre

On The Edge

Poetry by Arwa Qutbuddin

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...
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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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Flow

Poetry by Arwa Qutbuddin

The calm invades me Like a storm embracing the ocean And revving it up into waves of lucid madness Deep down in this wondrous space of salt and seaweed I...
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Anthology

जो रो ना सके वो जवानी क्या

Poetry by Omendra Ratnu

जो रो ना सके वो जवानी क्या ! जो हंस ना सके वो बुढ़ापा क्या ! जो चल ना सके वो हौसला क्या ! जो मिट ही जाए वो फासला...
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Flow

Poetry by Arwa Qutbuddin

The calm invades me Like a storm embracing the ocean And revving it up into waves of lucid madness Deep down in this wondrous space of salt and seaweed I...
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The Grand Mystique

Poetry by Cheryl Cobern Browne

… A Visual Poetry…
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