Arcana

Arcana

A Poem by Sami Khalil
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The secret mystery or knowledge that pervades the universe and holds things together.

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Arcana

By Sami Khalil

      The secret mystery or knowledge that pervades the universe


How shall I return…A son or daughter of every land…?

A sentient being of earthly testaments,

Invoking our sad states?

How shall I twist the shape of love,

Without feigning, into a symbiotic shelter within,

Tickling the halos of survival?

Behold, for through windowsills, trees grow together, 

regardless of the voices of thunder, fears of snow, or any canterings thereto.

Gaze, for over the ridge, places of wildflowers’ expectations,

Blowing thousand dandelion seed across prairies,

Touching lifetimes of the weariest souls, who skitter

And scatter endlessly.

Imagine, for over the edge, fields of humanity, plowed by tractors of altruism, east and west of our patchworks.

Believe, for we can add to the tireless silence or the final solution.

Strive, for we can nurture the fruits of peace or inflame the raging fires.

Answer, for everything will testify against us at the end of dry moments, imparting our moral dilemmas.

We are more than the valid individuals, more than mud and sand,

more than eddies of our worn-out ideas, failed mighty plans,

options for our existence, the judgmental gazes of sins or death’s grips.


We are offerings of feast or famine, miracles or normalcy events.

We are the balance of mystery, hanging skies upon creeds of free verses.

We are…

Arcana!







© 2014 Sami Khalil



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true and inspiring, makes the reader think about all edges of what the words are saying.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

6 Months Ago

Wow. Thank you so much Minnie for this wonderful review and kind visit. All appreciated...:).......... read more
At some level this poem of yours reminded me of that of Khalil Gibran's, for its resonances about how we all form parts of a whole.

Some favourite lines:
>Believe, for we can add to the tireless silence or the final solution.

Strive, for we can nurture the fruits of peace or inflame the raging fires

Posted 1 Year Ago


Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

Wow. Thank you for this wonderful review and comparison. I like his philosophy a lot. Take care...... read more
Solar

1 Year Ago

You are welcome - I love the rich texture of your poems.
Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

Wow. Thank you again....:))))....
love the pics ... something from the sea and birthing in continual motion .. had to read and re-read several times ... its a magical mystery tour ... could not ken any deeper .. the Tarot and more to boot ... you must have been caught in the light of the waking moon sir! :)
E.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Hahaha. Could have...Thank you so much beloved poet for this amazing review and visit....:).....
The main thing is that we are and always will be, in this life or the next. What matters most is will we be up or down. Valentine

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much beloved poet for this wonderful review and appreciation. You are appreciated... read more
Your pieces are always orignal in their thought and all the more emoted due to your great use of thought provoking themes.. great write sami! I really like stopping by to read your work my friend

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much Roshan for the honor of friendship and appreciation. Same here...:)............ read more
I love your titles. They often seem quite mystical, and so appropriate for the words you write. I also really appreciate the depth, I read this three times and was still thinking about how the pieces fit together. It's challenging but in the best way. And always vast in scope and perspective. When I saw the title, arcana, I had to read. Thank you

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much Nila for the wonderful review and appreciation. Sometimes I give clues in my .. read more
Nila Morrill

2 Years Ago

I love the scope and depth. I always feel like I'm searching for something in your writes and that'.. read more
Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Much obliged. All rich blessings...:)............
such exquisite beauty, epic, inspiring poem your words
evoke, discovery the key to unlock ancient wisdom...
secrets of the universe. the title drew me in...I use
to read the Tarot, "The Major Arcana ~ Trump Cards" - the answers lie
through love and our intuition s...we just need to
be silent so we can listen.

splendid write, Sami - thanks for sharing :)


Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow. So true and well articulated. You have graced me with your wonderful review and appreciation. Y.. read more
Reminds me of a beautiful old Bollywood song "Aao leke chalun main tumko kahin.." Also it comes as a reminder to me that our Utopian fantasies appear all the more colourful when our real world is a mess. Very beautiful and thought provoking piece.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

K. Thanks a lot. Take care...:)......
Penny

2 Years Ago

You too take care.
Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

:)...............
Oh... Wow............ elegant........ Inspirational write. Such a huge and rich poem. Very Very fantastic.

We are more than the valid individuals, more than mud and sand,

more than eddies of our worn-out ideas, failed mighty plans,

options for our existence, the judgmental gazes of sins or death’s grips.



Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much beloved poet for this wonderful review and appreciation. You are appreciated .. read more
Saddam

2 Years Ago

You are a genius, man. You are one of them whom I like most. Thank you very much.
Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

You too, sir. Thank you kindly...:)..........
It seems likely that humans are The Living Key--in search of The Ultimate Lock.
Or is it the other way around?
What a marvelous piece, Sami!
Exceptional.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow. What a wonderful review and analogy. That is a poem on its own. The lock.and key... Wow. Thank .. read more

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