Poetic wisdom!

During the 30 days (2011) I spent teaching English in the Egyptian desert settlement of Sekem, a sustainable eco-friendly farming community, I was on a Sufi pilgrimage of inner and outer discovery, embodied in the 90 poems I offer here. In my Introduction you’ll hear additional lyrics I wrote about the mystical teachers in Islamic tradition who galvanized my efforts in exploring and have continued to guide me in the 15 years of my “retoolment.” The form of my daily triple entry in the spiritual diary at Sekem evolved from the initial inspiration of Edward FitzGerald’s rendering of quatrains by Sufi poet Omar Khayyam.

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