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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Rousing Sami - dramatic and epic
An MGM production of a poem
Brilliant!

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
ANTO

2 Years Ago

Happy and prolific 2015 to you dearest Sami
Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

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Sami, it is brilliant writing. DO YOU KNOW HOW BEAUTIFUL THIS IS? Sometimes I love to go deep and ask myself questions, forced by such a writing, where am I in all this, oh, and lets forget all the beautiful metaphors, and wonderful theme: Tickling the halos of survial? This could go on and on in every line; the vocabulary, the way you developed the picture: Behold...Gaze....Blowing....Touching....Believe...Strive; all this action before words reel us in, teach and we are forced to ask questions. I'm certain you took your time, contimplating every syllable, they are so SMOOTH, as with all your poetry, but one major thing is: the way you express, the way you feel about the emotions are wonderful. I am but a notice, so I should be going gaga, but I know the elements of great poetry, and you did not forget anything. GREAT!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Confuser

2 Years Ago

Just my opinion Sami, beautiful..........................
Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

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Confuser

2 Years Ago

.......................................................................Unreal.
interesting imagery reminds me of when I use to go to pagan festivals and hear the various high priestesses talk of Aradia and other goddesses. I like how at the end it all loops around to how we ourselves are the Arcane well crafted.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much beloved poet for this lovely review and appreciation. So glad you liked it..... read more
Elegant, imaginative, inspiring. You are gifted, my poet friend.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much beloved poet for this lovely review and kind words. You are too. Have a great.. read more
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M
No words to say except "prominent" u write in a unique way ;)


Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much prominent friend and poet for your gracious review and precious times. Have a.. read more
M

3 Years Ago

Welcome any time! :)
Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

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I must admit, I'm terrible with poetry, my friend! Even so, I hope I deciphered the meaning of this piece!

I was quite taken aback by the author's powerful vocabulary and the imagery they provided with merely a handful of choicest words. I read this as a piece stating that all individuals, regardless of the occurrences in their lives, command the choice to offer themselves to their neighbor or not, and the narrator struggles with the concept of whether or not they have taken the correct path. I believe the conclusion is that humanity is the "secret mystery or knowledge that pervades the universe," or perhaps that our existence is. Perhaps I stand incorrect, but due to the image it gave ME personally, I still accept this piece as a beautiful and impressive work, and would recommend it to any aspiring poet or writer!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Wow. So true and well articulated dear beloved poet. There are no rules for interpretation but you w.. read more
So fluent in rhythm and elegant in wording. I just love the flawless technique you have mastered. This piece has great positive emphasis on the soul. It's one that offers hope and inspires one to keep searching. Thank you for sharing. Brilliant!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Wow. So thankful for this wonderful review and kind appreciation. I,m pleased by all...:)......
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B.J
Your work is a masterpiece. I find a different masterpiece each time I read your work

Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

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B.J

3 Years Ago

hahahahahaaha. Sorry I had to do that
Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

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I don't know what I can say that hasn't been said already but I had to give this a review. I'm deeply into introspection and it shows like a beacon in this piece that you've done quite a bit yourself. I love questions, they all have an answer don't they? Much enjoyed, will read more

Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

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LA Waning

3 Years Ago

Haha, you beat me to it, and thank you so much. You're quick! :P
Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

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

simply wonderful sami. Your style is very rich and wonderful

Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Wow. You are wonderful too dear poet along with your writes. So glad you like this one. All rich ble.. read more

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