..the date palm...

..the date palm...

A Poem by Irfan bin Yusuf Qadri



there at the feet of that mountain ye'll see
a man carryin' two buckets towards a tree
he's beggin', he struggles, he prays to God
oh Almighty give me the strength of a sod

that drought up there 'n' all those years i wear
days of climbin', bringin' some water up there
for this palm shall be givin' dates if is by Thee
so i'll keep mine even when havin' to go to sea

'cause as fruit is given, all is given to 'n' brought
what is mine shall be mine beyond my thought
so of all of those things i might think of to care
'n' many a thing provided by You alone to share

i say, this man shall, 'till his dyin' days he'll be
walkin' up 'n' down that road waterin' the tree


..love always...


عرفان بن يوسف © AH 20/05/1437

'a (freestyle/flow meter) Sonnet'

© 2016 Irfan bin Yusuf Qadri


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Feed the tree that produces the fruit, the good fruit that nourishes all - no matter how hard it might be to do - loved the metaphor and determination here Irfan :)

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