Ramadan Photo A Day 2014: Days 21-30

21-22.FEar.Hope

Days 21 and 22: Fear and Hope
This world is not safe for children.
Children could grow to save this world.

23-24.Gentle.Harsh

Days 23 and 24: Gentle and Harsh
My faith; the cool spots under pillows.
So far from yours; damning and bludgeoning.

25-26.New.Old

Days 25 and 26: New and Old
You are still my fresh horizon love,
an accomplice to set these years alight.

27-28.Remembrance.Forgetfullness

Days 27 and 28: Remembrance and Forgetfulness
The Almighty knows best of human caprice.
When we are ready, He is there.

29-30.Temporary.Eternal

Days 29 and 30: Temporary and Eternal
These sticky things like pain and doubt,
They too lose tack and flick away.

Ramadan Photo A Day 2014: Days 11-20

11-12.Perfection.Imperfection

Days 11 and 12: Perfection and Imperfection
This before, this was an unwritten universe
And now my hand, fails the page.

13-14.Moon.Sun

Days 13 and 14: Moon and Sun
For two coins, writers scrape the skies,
to spend on love and other tides.

15-16.Dependence.Independence

Days 15 and 16: Dependence and Independence
Your heart is on training wheels until
you choose the person it beats for.

17-18.Give.Receive

Days 17 and 18: Give and Receive
In sincere communion; two hands embrace unknown
whose is the one that has given.

19-20.Individual.Collective

Days 19 and 20: Individual and Collective
There’s nothing original about sin or suffering.
Lead-heavy our souls, we bear together.

Ramadan Photo A Day 2014: Days 1-10

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For this ¬†year’s Ramadan Photo A Day challenge, I decided¬†to write and photograph¬†14-word couplets inspired by the binary prompts.

 

1-2.Light.Dark

Days 1 and 2: Light and Dark
The cup on the counter holds shadows,
We sip its spiced secrets from saucers.

3-4.Movement.Stillness

Days 3 and 4: Movement and Stillness
The dervish does not dance, he knocks
at the door of God, and listens.

5-6.Balance.Imbalance

Days 5 and 6: Balance and Imbalance
Things they don’t teach in journalism school;
Whose children are worth more to advertisers?

7-8.Feminine.Masculine

Days 7 and 8: Feminine and Masculine
You outgrew colour coded uniforms. You wear
all strength, all tenderness on one arm.

9-10.Completeness.Emptiness

Days 9 and 10: Completeness and Emptiness
You and I, we make perfect circles,
Generous spaces for our genes to pool.