When in the sea of Oneness drown
Beatitude all that is
And when standing upon the shores safely
Melancholy all that is
When in dark dungeons of I-ness left in-situ
And since disrobed the gown of human-ness 
Effulgent all that is
How can a hawk soar with both wings broken?
And yet the innate essence of “Who I am”
A bird all that is
Dara there is no tomorrow as was no yesterday
Thus wear the goggles of timelessness since
Sempiternal all that is
(Azali all that is)
Christella carried a bag of tiny corns half a mile or so under the
blazing sun of Haiti—hungry herself wearing no good shoes through the
treacherous stony walkways—a gift from her bedridden handicap mother
for me. In hunger stricken rural areas of Haiti this bag is a treasure
to be cherished.
When she opened the bag, I could not see any longer...
When she came 'I' opened the door and when she left there was 'no one'
close the door…
My Love where are You that I can no longer see
Send my death or the mercy so I may leave Haiti
 The 'I-ness' or Arabic Al-Anāniah is a term roughly means
Self-Importance or Persona or Ego. According to Sheikh Sahrawardi
founder of the Philosophy of Ishrāq (Illuminism) Al-Anāniah is a
Light shining upon the universe and human beings, a
Self-Understander (Mudrek) Light conscious of itself, forming some kind
of consciousness about one’s Self or one’s own existence. (Source
Sajjadi’s Sufi Terminologies)
© 2005-2002, Dara O. Shayda