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DANIEL ABDAL-HAYY MOORE

 
 

ECSTATIC EXCHANGE BOOKS
&
FORTHCOMING READINGS

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POETRY BLOG:
THE ECSTATIC EXCHANGE

AND

The Court of Lions, a new poetry collaborative
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Audio readings of Abdallah Jones chapter by chapter available
at
www.deenport.com


NEW FROM
THE ECSTATIC
EXCHANGE

SPARROW ON THE PROPHET'S TOMB

THE PERFECT ORHESTRA

SHAKING THE QUICKSILVER POOL

WHERE DEATH GOES

YOU OPEN A DOOR AND IT'S A STARRY NIGHT

A MADDENING DISREGARD FOR THE PASSAGE OF TIME

STRETCHED OUT ON AMETHYSTS

INVENTION OF THE WHEEL

(available at Amazon.com)

AND


KNOCKING FROM INSIDE
poems by
Tiel Aisha Ansari
http://knockingfrominside.
blogspot.com


BOOKS FROM
THE ECSTATIC EXCHANGE!

Click on title to go to
book page with poetry selections and
purchase button


Abdallah Jones
and the Disappearing-
Dust Caper

(also available with 2 CDs
read by the author,
contact via email for purchase )


Coattails of the Saint


Cooked Oranges


I Imagine a Lion


Laughing Buddha/
Weeping Sufi


Love is a Letter
Burning in a High
Wind


Mars & Beyond
(with CD read by the author, contact via email
for purchase )


Psalms for the Brokenhearted


Ramadan Sonnets
(updated edition)


Salt Prayers


The Flame of Transformation
Turns to Light
/ 99 Ghazals
Written in English


The Music Space


Through Rose Colored Glasses



Underwater Galaxies

 

 


For me the province of poetry is a private ecstasy made public, and the social role of the poet is to display moments of shared universal epiphanies capable of healing our sense of mortal estrangement—from ourselves, from each other, from our source, from our destiny, from The Divine.

  Ramadan Sonnets 01
 

NEW ADDITIONS AND A POETRY BLOG!

Click here to read a long excerpt from
Abdallah Jones and the Disappearing-Dust Caper

And see new books now in print on the left-hand column...

POETRY BLOG (and YouTube videos):
http://ecstaticxchange.wordpress.com

Visit www.DeenPort.com, and read new "Islamic Haiku" along the top banner

NOW 22 BOOKS from my life's work in poetry have been published
by The Ecstatic Exchange, and are available for purchase (newest titles: In the Realm of Neither, The Fire Eater's Lunchbreak, Millennial Prognostications, You Open a Door and it's a Starry Night, Shaking the Quicksilver Pool, and Where Death Goes.).
The purchase button will take you to the printer, Lulu.com.
They are also available at Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and Barnes & Noble, as well as other online booksellers.
Contact me by email for signed copies, or the two books with CDs,
Mars & Beyond,
and
Abdallah Jones and the Disappearing-Dust Caper...

both books read in their entirety...

 

 

Poem of the Week

LIGHT

Light everywhere moves with an anonymous precision
over smooth terrain or rough-hewn scabrous dilapidation
up stainless steel smoother than glass or through
sick teeth of alligatorish quadrupeds or millipedes
proceeding not with caution but full speed ahead
going at its own sudden rate faster than most everything
spread like God’s lightning fingers wherever they may point
unjudging and unjudgmental though throwing light in all
seemingly inaccessible cracks and corners
leaving no stone shadowed in its path
from this visible pen-scratch to across the entire galaxy
this selfsame light (though right

now as it’s night I’m writing by electric light)

flotillas of ignitious angels even they bathed in its endless icy
silvery glow
penetrating far into the dark

and all our own faces show up in it changing expressions either
good or ill though we usually put our
best faces forward in full-lit lineup or in
low-lit romantic bistro

as little actual star flashes float in the air to some soft electric
organ music

He is Light Light of all the heavens and earths and He said
“Let there be Light” as if there had
been none before though planets like dolphins
leap through its rippling waves as they

lovingly pursue it

Light like the ocean of our hearts our most natural
aqueous element in which waves of light are our most
nutritious moisture

God’s flags that unfurl past the
endlessness of the end from before the
beginning of the beginning

where we can only wave goodbye to
everything we ever knew or will know

yet even here find ourselves
bathed from head to toe

in Light

 
 
                       










 

 


 

 

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