Friday, October 24, 2008

ghazal: "the primary thing"


To cultivate sheer soul   is the primary thing
to love   as fate's dice roll   is the primary thing

each day   a different experience emerges
to contemplate the whole   is the primary thing

our efforts merely efforts (chalked off as normal)
to keep seeking the goal   is the primary thing

where the mine looks dark   it harbors hidden treasure
a diamond pressed from coal   is the primary thing

music painting and poetry   three currencies
we've means to pay time's toll   is the primary thing

it was lengthy   and pointless   till you smiled at me
the bottom line read droll   is the primary thing

success and failure miss the point   adventure
with gusto to extoll   is the primary thing

to India or China?   whither Raphael?
a pilgrim's begging bowl   is the primary thing


2 comments:

Ghazala Khan said...

Interview Request

Hello Dear and Respected,
I hope you are fine and carrying on the great work you have been doing for the Internet surfers. I am Ghazala Khan from The Pakistani Spectator (TPS), We at TPS throw a candid look on everything happening in and for Pakistan in the world. We are trying to contribute our humble share in the webosphere. Our aim is to foster peace, progress and harmony with passion.

We at TPS are carrying out a new series of interviews with the notable passionate bloggers, writers, and webmasters. In that regard, we would like to interview you, if you don't mind. Please send us your approval for your interview at my email address "ghazala.khi at gmail.com", so that I could send you the Interview questions. We would be extremely grateful.

regards.

Ghazala Khan
The Pakistani Spectator
http://www.pakspectator.com

David Raphael Israel said...

Belated thanks for this kind invitation! -- email forthcoming.

cheers,
d.i.