Dancing Leaves

by Nicholas Andrea

Dancing leaves
dancing leaves on the trees
in a swift, morning, autumn breeze;

possessed like whirling sufis
moving, merrily, to the
commands of Allah, verily.

How are we
like those sufi leaves
dancing our daily lives
to the rhythm of the cosmic vibes,

a force, greater
animating all we do, now and later –

is the unseen seen
as something in the world,
we try to be?

As a consolation
to an ego with frustration
who realizes he doesn’t pull all the strings
doesn’t command all these things –

each leaf now before me
dances so uniquely
even if just one wave of wind moving through them all,
there be;

like a symphony
all move in grand harmony,
even when they can’t, that harmony, see
and without each playing its individual part
no symphony would there be.

Thou are That, deary,
thou art that symphony
as one part, played uniquely –

wilt that truth, thou, not shirk
as thou doth the twerk
today at work;

wilt those remember the breeze
as these things she sees
which may bother or elate her,
as she may please;

wilt thou forget about the self, relationally
and dance with the other leaves, around,

Dancing leaves
dancing leaves on the trees
in a swift, morning autumn breeze;

won’t thou be possessed as a whirling sufi
moving today, merrily,
to the commands of Allah, verily,

won’t thou come dance,
together with me
as the symphony?


About NickAndrea19

My goal has always been and continues to be the liberation of minds, my own and what influence I may have on others, to perceive the extraordinary beauty all around us. To this end, I write, play music, and design websites. Don't hesitate to contact me for more information about any of these activities. :)
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