"Spain, under Arab rule, became the most civilized country in the world."
Max Dimont,The Amazing Adventures of the Jewish People, Behrman House, 1995, p. 81
Arabic spoken in Andalusia,
after 400 years of the inquisition.
Muslim houses, in Bosnian villages,
with crosses on display
despite the threat of apostasy.
..........And slay them wherever you come upon them: Surah-Al-Baqarah [2:191].........
Morning as fresh as one –
the Buddha knew –
the flowers of the valley,
the grasses of the plain,
shine with the unbidden light of heaven
the earth a holy place again,
though nothing shall remain.
The future aligned with heavenly ways,
these are the words of the wise,
look at the weeping at the side of the graves
by those who are still alive.
And on inauspicious days,
with no quarter offered, or taken:
Riot, lobby, accuse, condemn,
the 'faithful' seek the blood of men.
shake off these shades of numerology
live without angels
blossom, as men.....