Saturday, 24 June 2006

One Egyptian Evening











In the sky
Through the clouds
Above the castles, green meadows
And clear streams
Among the fairies
Up, down, across and allover
Peace all around
Through the valley
Caravan of life passing through the big desert
And distant lands
Sudden and frequent hitting
Of the sea waves against the shore
Soft music through the winds
Floating, gliding,
Transcendental
Richness and serenity filling the space
Earth meeting the sky
Things dissolving into one
One moment
Time standing still
Universe dancing in ecstasy
Everything becoming one
Black holed
Faces appearing and dissolving
In the air
Caravans of angels passing by
Soft moon
Everything glistening with divine light
Lightness all around
Enlightenment
Realization of the supernatural
A force
Energy

(This poem was written in the Christ the Saviour Church, during the performance of Arabian music by Egyptians in the evening of 18th XI 2005, the day when days of Egypt opened in Moscow. It captures my fantasies and imaginations)
Earlier published here at I&U in 2005.

6 Comments:

Blogger Lindsay Lobe said...

Arabic music, which uses microtones, ( half-flats and half-sharps)makes their sound inherently different from most other musical traditions.
Like this poem which I enjoyed reading,
Best wishes

25/6/06 7:02 pm  
Blogger abhay k said...

Thank you so much Lindsay...its amazing to know how diversified your knowledge is...including music...the music that evening was something magical the words started flowing through my mind like a stream and this poem was born...
I am so glad that you enjoyed reading it.
Cheers!

26/6/06 1:11 am  
Blogger paris parfait said...

Beautiful poem, Abhay! So evocative of the complex history surrounding Egypt. Is that photo of the Pyramid at the Louvre in Paris?

26/6/06 1:21 am  
Blogger abhay k said...

Hi Tara,
Its so nice to have you here and you have exactly hit the nail on its head...its Louvre Paris.Thank you so much...

26/6/06 1:42 am  
Blogger spitzer said...

I enjoyed this poem, beautiful language.
Question, did you mean to have two "ones" i.e. "Things dissolving into one/One moment," because that is different that the rest of the poem and kinda' caught me.
Still, a beautiful poem, bravo.

27/6/06 1:25 pm  
Blogger abhay k said...

Hi Spitzer,
Welcome to I&U!
Thank you so much for pointing that out..actually its things dissolving into one moment..I am so glad that you liked this one..
cheers!

27/6/06 5:04 pm  

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