Monday, March 26, 2007

~ My Soaring Spirit ~

Blogging had acquainted me with many experiences, opened my horizon but it brought me down to essence of friendship, reaching as far it can be …It had opened my mind that kindness can pour from places you would never think of …and wherever there are human beings, our world is still fine because we can reach out for one another…

Paul from his blog Spiritual Diablog and now www.originalfaith.com, has been one of my first blogs that I had visited, though I have not been a regular visitor, he would always knock my door, even at times I was not good commentator on religion matters, it just felt home to be visiting Paul’s blog…I discovered his Spirit of Faith crashing his calamity … With pride LIP takes a deeper look into Paul’s journey ~click here ~to read all about it, hope you can join-in to tribute Paul and sing along the Salmon Song.




a living room hush 2
Originally uploaded by one is a very small crowd.


If my feet cant walk the distance
There is a spirit in me
That soars beyond walking miles
In every color that God created
If my eyes can’t touch
None of colors of nature
My soul pierce so deep
Seeing through essence of living
If my ears fails to receive
All sounds of earth
I solace hearing silence
Then when I touch your heartbeats
I hear music rippling stillness
And if my body is too fragile
Decaying without me
My Sprit of faith
Conquers through my calamity and weakness
So behold when I’m passing
Know that I’m not a fragile soul
I conquered life with spirit of faith

Copyright 2007 Nasra Al Adawi


Many thanks for the photo by one is a very small crowd in flickr.com

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17 Comments:

Blogger Devilish said...

Indeed the virtual world is an undeniable extension of our daily life

2:43 PM  
Blogger Keshi said...

did something happen to Paul?

Keshi.

4:20 PM  
Blogger magiceye said...

power to you nasra.....
this is so beautiful!

3:38 AM  
Blogger sunflower said...

Oh Nasra :) your words remind me of my high school days when we used to listen to our arbic literature teacher talk about the poets and writers with so much passion :)

Indeed power to you...
God bless you and fill you with Joy and Love!

--Sunflower

8:07 AM  
Blogger Pecos Blue said...

I really like the when I touch your heartbeats. That says alot.

9:35 AM  
Blogger Paul said...

Nasra, thanks for this link and the opportunity of the interview on L.I.P. Your questions were really thoughtful.

Keshi, thanks for your concern. Maybe I should post on my truly bizarre/undiagnosable condition sometime!

It doesn't affect any vital organs, not even any particular ones - just everything that holds them together! That would be the quickest way to say it. So I'm severely disabled and restricted in how I can move. Fortunately my hands/fingers are not affected so keyboarding is basically the one thing I can still do normally.

To me, despite how bizarre my particular illness is, it's made me feel closer to people world wide. There's a lot of suffering out there, both of the fatal and the chronic varieties. I think that it can be hard for healthy people who live in wealthy nations to realize it. It seems remote - something on TV.

But millions of people around the world are in as bad a shape as I am simply from things like lack of food and medicines that would easily cure their well known conditions if they had access.

And of course we're all fragile - mortal and contingent. One day I was playing basketball in apparent good health; then an apparently minor injury and I'm on my way to a rest of my life of increasing pain and disability. My accident was apparently with genetics, although nobody else in my family has anything like it. (Everything infectious has been ruled out.)

But anyone can experience violence, a car accident... Everyone gets old if they avoid that. So to me the fragility I'm having to experience long term and that Nasra writes about here is something about the human condition itself.

11:22 AM  
Blogger Abs said...

Nasra, thanks for writing a beautiful poem. I promised that I would read it tonight, and since im in the mood of analysing it, I might as well repay back my earlier failure to proof read the questions about paul. Hope im forgiven...without any wasted second here we go..

*Disecting the poem.

If my feet cant walk the distance
There is a spirit in me
That soars beyond walking miles


A good opening stanza that describes enthusiasm and willingess to succeed where failure is stamped with red ink. Never give up is one message we all agree upon, yet never practise.

In every color that God created
If my eyes can’t touch
None of colors of nature
My soul pierce so deep


Wow, superlatively amazing four lines that capture the essence of this poem. These four lines probably make up for the rest of the poem. It is with one hindsight that we should learn to thank and praise god for everything that he gives us and continues to give us.

Seeing through essence of living
If my ears fails to receive
All sounds of earth
I solace hearing silence


Again probably a continuation of stanza 2, that continues to describe the void we have in our lives, the void of not wanting to be with someone that's probably yours forever, the void of hating somthing that's yours. It's the voice that say's dont lose what u got.

Then when I touch your heartbeats
I hear music rippling stillness
And if my body is too fragile
Decaying without me
My Sprit of faith
Conquers through my calamity and weakness


A simple message of hope, when there's none to guide you, solace in loved ones.

So behold when I’m passing
Know that I’m not a fragile soul
I conquered life with spirit of faith


Just as we had a good opening stanza, we have an equally stunning closing para. Faith is the true answer to all our worries. The poet has clearly made a suspenseful decision to let the reader learn about hope and loved ones, and ofcourse what better than to do so with the help of having faith in oneself. If you're going through bad times today, have faith, good things are on the way.

Analysed by Abs - absomaniac.blogspot.com

Thanks Nasra for a wonderful poem. I have certainly learned to smile today.

12:01 PM  
Blogger "Angeldust" said...

Dear Nasra
thank you for clueing me in.

This, as well as the wonderful LIP tribute is what love is all about... embracing one another when we need it or just because.

Just becuase works because we never reeeeally know which individual tragedy the other might be living through.

Dear Paul - a chronic illness (which I am aslo familiar with) can either bring you to your knees in ager or it might raise your soul to previously unknown hights!
Sometime ago you mentioned in your blog "why not me"...?
Indeed. Why not me?
It appears when "God" taketh away with one hand, it giveth with another, we just have to have our eyes open to the "gifts" that come our way.

I appreciate very much the opportunity to have/participate in such meaningful, enriching exchange as the insight into your life and your inquitudes.

For each one of us that speaks up, there are 100 silent ones.

To you, to Nasra, those that care and those that have no first hand experience of love such as the one we are sharing right now...
Heartfelt and the deepest, most sincere best wishes.

(Paul, have you hear of "Abraham"?
Read Gary Zukav?)

12:34 PM  
Blogger polona said...

amazing post about an amazing person (been over to LIP)
thank you for sharing, nasra!

1:30 PM  
Blogger Keshi said...

LOL Paul awww...

:) Im glad nothing happened to ya. I was worried for a while.

Keshi.

5:58 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

Angel Dust - You scared me for a moment - I thought you were going to refer to "your life and your 'iniquities'" so I was getting ready to deny everything, LOL...

Thanks for this comment. It's actually a pretty complex topic - adversity and the responses to it. Anger sure is one of those things that everyone has to go through I think. I'm pretty sure I'll be doing some posts on the topic of adversity at some point.

Polona and Keshi, thank you -

5:54 AM  
Blogger Rauf said...

I clicked but it says the page not found

Its really very touching Nasra, Faith works in many ways. If you gat time please check this blog

http://quickgm28.blogs.com/

She is Ginny and she is blind.

10:29 AM  
Blogger Dorko said...

Hey Nasra!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and giving me the heads up that, well, YOU are here and reminding me that Paul is still goin' strong!
=)

5:39 PM  
Blogger gautami tripathy said...

I have known Paul for sometime and very glad to know him. Apart from his spritual side I have known about his witty side too. One my of favourite person on the blog world is Paul..

Thank you God for letting me know him.

Nasra, I will go visit LIP.

BTW, another good poem from you too..

2:31 AM  
Blogger Don Iannone said...

Lovely Nasra. And I enjoyed the tribute on Living in Poetry.

4:51 AM  
Blogger Kai C. said...

this is a wonderful tribute to paul....

bet he is very honor:-]

4:07 PM  
Blogger Kuan Gung said...

I have to go visit Paul, he seems incredibly inspirering...as are you, great verse and great site...thank you

11:06 PM  

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