Stars & Promises
Stars & Promises

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 the sunlight

Until a caterpillar crawls and bites into my skin

Ouch, that hurt

I let a piece of me go

I cannot not, it’s gone anyway

I lean on the twig

I let it pass, the pain

I heal

In the summer heat

I rustle

Whisper as I burn

The sun will set in a few hours

The darkness will bring its own stars and promises

I am open to what will come

This is my meditation for today

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

One into the Other

Poetry by Arwa Qutbuddin

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...
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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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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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Anthology

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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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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आ बैठ मेरे पास, कुछ बात करें ।


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