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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'....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....'
I think knowing this Arcana is the real objective of this life. You write with a force in words. Thank you for sharing this powerful poetry :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Wow. So true and well spoken dear poet and thinker. I'm so grateful you took the time and effort. Al.. read more
Rehan Roy

3 Years Ago

Always my pleasure :)
Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

:)............................
"Yes, we are Arcana!
There is mystery in us
There is a secret behind every life
We have to discover, we have to find

Life is a journey, life is a ride
That we should take with humility and not with pride!"

Your piece is so amazing, Sami. Always amazing. Bravo!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Wow. So true and well said. You are amazing too along with your writes. I can,t thank you enough...:.. read more
Dhaye

3 Years Ago

You're welcome. :)
Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

:)............
Shape shifting into what strikes you as best for the moment is a talent few possess, but mind shifting is the real power behind the success of you, me, anyone. This is a powerful, thought=provoking piece of writing. Would that this concept "catch on."

Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much dear poet for the encouraging and uplifting words. I,m grateful for all...:)... read more
Hitchhiker

3 Years Ago

Probably got everything all wrong with what you were trying to get across, but I felt what I felt, a.. read more
Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

:)...........
There is so much here in this work. It is an epic and a celebration. I feel inspired by your visions. Thank you.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much beloved poet for this wonderful review and kind sharing. I'm so pleased and h.. read more
This is quite an endearing piece.
You enlighten every atom in me.
Thank you for sharing!


Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Wow. I'm so thankful for the endearing words and kind appreciations. I'm honored by the friendship t.. read more
this invokes so much thoughts, i just keep reading it over . I love how you use your metaphors and how each line somehow reflects the gist of the whole poem. Beautiful poem sami

Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much Jamil for this wonderful review and kind words. So glad it captured your inte.. read more
I've read this over and over, I love it it does something to me
I feel better, the world is mine for just a little while, thanks

Johnsonbobby

Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Wow. So glad you love it and that it gives you this feeling of empowerment. I'm thankful as ever...:.. read more
this is so profound and so beautiful.
"We are more than the valid individuals................" i think this was the climax of this brilliant work for me.
your poem describes us, mysteries, very well.
another masterpiece!
i loved it.
:)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much Pushkar for this amazing review and lovely words. I'm so honored you have vis.. read more
Pushkar Prabhat

3 Years Ago

you are welcome............:)
Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

:)....................
Understanding the light is within the self is part of the journey isn't it, amongst other things...up until now I have declared that I won't return back into a matrix system...however, recent thoughts on that, lead me to believe the more light I become, the more chance I will return...as always dear Sami, thought provoking and magical xo

Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much dear poet for this amazing review and insights. I'm so pleased you have visit.. read more

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