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Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:47 am
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[Poem #12 - only the hurt heal]


فَإِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا ۝ إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا
"So, surely with hardship comes ease
Surely with hardship comes ease."


— The Quran [94:5,6]


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Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:35 am
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[Poem #13 - directions]


فَأَيْنَ تَذْهَبُونَ
"Where, then, are you going?"

— The Quran [81:26]


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Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:31 pm
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Oh WOW I love the *really* subtle rhymes going on in directions!
  





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[Poem #14 - the middle way]


... لِّكَيْلَا تَأْسَوْا عَلَىٰ مَا فَاتَكُمْ وَلَا تَفْرَحُوا بِمَا آتَاكُمْ
"so that you may not grieve for what has escaped you,
nor be exultant over what you have gained..."


— The Quran [57:23]


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Spoiler! :
Great job staying on track throughout NaPo! It makes the perfectionist in me happy ;) Your poems have continued to be strong, rich in theme, and packed with emotion. I'm continually inspired by the way you're able to convey emotion in your poetry, Arc. My favorite poem from the past few is probably Poem #14 because of the apt way it describes emotions so well, and the way it ends on a hopeful note. Once again I can't wait to read more from you!
Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.
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Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:34 am
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[Poem #15 - we pass so swiftly]


كَأَنَّهُمْ يَوْمَ يَرَوْنَهَا لَمْ يَلْبَثُوا إِلَّا عَشِيَّةً أَوْ ضُحَاهَا
"... they will feel as if they had stayed in this world
for only an evening, or a morning thereof."


— The Quran [79:46]


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Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:19 pm
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[Poem #16 - fortitude]


فَاصْبِرْ صَبْرًا جَمِيلًا
"So be patient, with a beautiful patience."

— The Quran [70:5]


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Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:27 pm
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[Poem #17 - between me and my heart]


وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّهَ يَحُولُ بَيْنَ الْمَرْءِ وَقَلْبِهِ وَأَنَّهُ إِلَيْهِ تُحْشَرُون...
"... know that God stands between a man and his heart,
and that unto Him you shall all be gathered."


— The Quran [8:24]


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Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:53 pm
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[Poem #18 - Recompense]


فَمَن يَعْمَلْ مِثْقَالَ ذَرَّةٍ خَيْرًا يَرَهُ ۝ وَمَن يَعْمَلْ مِثْقَالَ ذَرَّةٍ شَرًّا يَرَهُ
"So whoever does a mote’s weight of good shall see it.
And whoever does a mote’s weight of evil shall see it."


— The Quran [99:7,8]


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Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:17 pm
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[Poem #19 - sunlight graces the rose-garden]


وَهُوَ الَّذِي أَنزَلَ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ مَاءً فَأَخْرَجْنَا بِهِ نَبَاتَ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ فَأَخْرَجْنَا مِنْهُ
خَضِرًا نُّخْرِجُ مِنْهُ حَبًّا مُّتَرَاكِبًا وَمِنَ النَّخْلِ مِن طَلْعِهَا
قِنْوَانٌ دَانِيَةٌ وَجَنَّاتٍ مِّنْ أَعْنَابٍ وَالزَّيْتُونَ وَالرُّمَّانَ مُشْتَبِهًا
وَغَيْرَ مُتَشَابِهٍ انظُرُوا إِلَىٰ ثَمَرِهِ إِذَا أَثْمَرَ وَيَنْعِهِ إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكُمْ لَآيَاتٍ لِّقَوْمٍ يُؤْمِنُونَ

"And He it is who has caused waters to come down from the sky;
and by this means have We brought forth all living growth,
and out of this have We brought forth verdure.
Out of this do We bring forth close-growing grain;
and out of the spathe of the palm tree, dates in thick clusters;
and gardens of vines, and the olive tree, and the pomegranate:
[all] so alike, and yet so different!
Behold their fruit when it comes to fruition and ripens!
Verily, in all this there are messages indeed for people who will believe!"


— The Quran [6:99]


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Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:34 am
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[Poem #20 - One]


... وَقُولُوا آمَنَّا بِالَّذِي أُنزِلَ إِلَيْنَا وَأُنزِلَ إِلَيْكُمْ وَإِلَٰهُنَا وَإِلَٰهُكُمْ وَاحِدٌ ...
"...and say 'We believe in that which is sent down to us
and that which is sent down to you;
our God and your God is the same One God...'"


— The Quran [29:46]


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[Poem #21 - Iqra!]


أَلَمْ نَشْرَحْ لَكَ صَدْرَكَ ۝ وَوَضَعْنَا عَنكَ وِزْرَكَ ۝ الَّذِي أَنقَضَ ظَهْرَكَ
"Did We not open up your heart?
and relieve you of the burden;
that weighed so heavily on your back?"


— The Quran [94:1-3]


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Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:19 pm
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[Poem #22 - More]


أَلْهَاكُمُ التَّكَاثُرُ ۝ حَتَّىٰ زُرْتُمُ الْمَقَابِرَ
"Mutual rivalry for piling up distracts you;
until you reach your graves."


— The Quran [102:1,2]


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[Poem #23 - never too far]


... وَهُوَ مَعَكُمْ أَيْنَ مَا كُنتُمْ ...
"... and He is with you wherever you are ..."

— The Quran [57:4]


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[Poem #24 - Khalilallah (Friend of God)]


إِنَّ إِبْرَاهِيمَ لَحَلِيمٌ أَوَّاهٌ مُّنِيبٌ
"for Abraham was forbearing, tender-hearted and oft-returning to God."

— The Quran [11:75]


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