|Doyali Farah Islam|
Friday, November 25, 2011
Yusuf and the Lotus Flower
Guest Post by Leo Paradela
The launch of Doyali Farah Islam's first book of poetry was a delightful one. Her verses echoed the melodic voice of the poet as she stood in an ever-so lovely bright red dress before her happy guests as she read several selections from her book Yusuf and the Lotus Flower.
Through images from the Qur'an, Doyali managed to unite us all and serve as a gentle reminder of humanity's oneness as we all embark, during our earthly journey, on our search for the soul, the divine, the deeply wise, and the deeply spiritual reason for our being.
We are all one in our greatness as we are all one in our nothingness.
Yet our one common denominator remains the lightness of our existence during the brief time we are given to discover sacred that lies deeply within our hearts.
To put it in Doyali's own words,
"I will crawl up the trellis now,
a salient rose,
and leave the air fragrant
just for your presence".
Indeed, Doyali, with your lovely and sublime verses, you have done exactly that!
Thank you and much success in your future!