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Sufi Poems

Sufi Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of sufi poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for sufi.

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    for Carlos Bousoño, the eminent Spanish critic, poet and professor
           who maintained that if you don't like the "humorist",
...Read More
Categories: sufi, humor, poetry, writing,
Form: Dramatic Monologue

White Peacock

canvas of meteor showers dance in snow,
dervish white peacock sizzles, thunderous clouds 

* dervish stands for Sufi Dance symbolic of  communion with divine and is performed by male saints , typically in an ecstatic frenzied whirling styles.
melano  stands...Read More
Categories: sufi, beautiful, dance,
Form: Verse
THe blind Princess
In a country known by its riches and beautiful nature,
its people and a King who maintained a traditional culture.
The royal leader was very devoted to his people and family,
helping everybody wherever he could was his mentality.
He had only one daughter...Read More
Categories: sufi, 9th grade, life, literature, mystery, romantic love,
Form: Ballade
Fanna Fi Sing From Canada
She plays the tabla, Indian drums, a Canadian!
"Fanna -Fi" is their name; Qawwal their claim to fame

O when you are at a loss ... or down ... hear them sing!
Fanna-Fi is the band's name, in well-deserved fame:

Qawwal from Pakistan is...Read More
Categories: sufi, angst, atheist, cheer up, music, pashto, poems,
Form: Ghazal
Rumi translation: Birdsong
by Rumi
loose translation by Michael R. Burch

Birdsong relieves
my deepest griefs:
now I'm just as ecstatic as they,
but with nothing to say!
Please universe,
your poetry
through me!...Read More
Categories: sufi, bird, music, poetry, poets, song, universe, writing,
Form: Verse

Infectious by Hafiz
by Hafiz
loose translation by Michael R. Burch

I became infected with happiness tonight
as I wandered idly, singing in the starlight.
Now I'm wonderfully contagious—
so kiss me!...Read More
Categories: sufi, stars,
Form: Epigram
Who is out there
Who is there….?

Restless night and disturbing dream,
makes me walk in this moonlight stream.
Wondrous mental activities nerving profound,
searching for release from this madness imaging sound.
Knocking at this bright moonlit door,
with folding hands and kneeling on stony cold floor.
I hear the sound...Read More
Categories: sufi, spiritual, spoken word,
Form: Ballade
Premium Member Bird Song

Some are clearly Buddhist
while others are painted egos,
like Catholic effigies.

Species preach
their own cyclical creed;
melodies as pretty
as a Sufi poem
or gritstone in the zealot's caw.

It is the reverberation
of light and sound
that we recognize,
the feathered mantra's,
Psalms for the solar plexus.

Then there are...Read More
Categories: sufi, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Melting Point

The moment I saw you
I fell in love with the universe.
Like raindrops rippling a still pond,
our concentric circles coalesced -
moving past duality and melting into Oneness.

Susan Ashley
May 14, 2019

~ First Place ~
Contest: May 2019 Premier 5 (Max 5 Lines)
Sponsor: Brian...Read More
Categories: sufi, appreciation, devotion, joy, soulmate, together, true love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Dear Republicans for God and Country
Thanks for your letter
asking for a free Taoist consult
on how to bring God talk
and experience
back into our Big Agri-MilitantIndustrialized Busyness Schools
and possibly our extended family lives,
on into our inside Holy of Holies,
our Climates of Polyphonic EarthSoul Health.

I do wish you...Read More
Categories: sufi, caregiving, education, happiness, health, integrity, leadership, parents,
Form: Political Verse

O, Peri Face
(after Rumi)

You are with me, O Moon
Thou peri-face, the gentle One,
Drawing me to you, 
Drawing down to me
To our secret place of ecstasies.

Where you go, I go,
You that are my eyes, my light
Oh find me, drunk as I am;
Embrace me...Read More
Categories: sufi, inspirational, islamic, love, magic, moon, myth, philosophy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Coop
The People's Coop
is a warm inviting place,
for some
a reading and meditation
and arts practice and performance space,
for others
a place to ride sleek bicycles
with self-and-other improvement book racks
while peddling energy into the cooperative Grid,
sheltered by solar panel roof
and natural wood graffiti walls
spun...Read More
Categories: sufi, change, earth, gospel, health, integrity, spiritual, visionary,
Form: Political Verse
My Response to Rumi

My Response to Rumi.

Scars have the power to remind,
that we are strong,we can heal
says Rumi,a legendary Persian poet
inspired by sufi and spiritual teachers.

Illness prepares us for relief,for more peace,
it sweeps into us so that
strength enters to relieve us more.

Raw gold...Read More
Categories: sufi, emotions, encouraging, meaningful, pain, philosophy,
Form: Free verse
My Response To Rumi

Tell the Friend I’m coming, with a wine sack and a thirst.
Been too long in solitude, got a sickness in my bones.

Pray? Where was Shams when my need was so great?
“Suffer the pain…it’s the only rule”, you said.

When...Read More
Categories: sufi, desire, love, symbolism,
Form: Free verse
Sufi Monk Credentialing
This self-explanatory English poem of mine was originally drafted Monday (evening) August 5, 2013, while I was still in Independence, Missouri. I revised it a bit in November and December of 2014, while “traveling” in Arizona and New Mexico.

By: Moji...Read More
Categories: sufi, community, courage, fairy, freedom, funny, islamic, political,
Form: Pastoral
Ektara - I have a string within

h  h  h
a   a   a
v    v    v
e     e     e
a     a      a
s...Read More
Categories: sufi, spiritual, symbolism, wisdom,
Form: Concrete
Ishq kay rang me rang ja jogi ishq ishq hi hoja tu,
Kaif-o-masti me kho ja mast qalander hoja tu,
Choor jhamelay dunya kay sab rishte natay jhootey hain,
Dil me basaa lay yaad khuda ki bus us ka hi hoja tu,

Kuch na...Read More
Categories: sufi, allah, lonely, love,
Form: Rubai
Experience the thrill of diffusE
Consciousness as you synC
Seamlessly, merging the senseS
Throwing out troubling thoughT
Abandoning your self while your aurA
Seeks the Sufi pathS
Yield - all is GodlY!

~29 Jun 2016~

For Contest ECSTACY sponsored by John Hamilton
Acrostic with Starting and Ending Alphabets in...Read More
Categories: sufi, faith, uplifting,
Form: Acrostic
the scream ends, you start 
digging the shadows of 
red berries.

The sky, 
scoops the children of rape, 
waiting for 
the rains.

The tiger beetle, 
will run after the winged prey 
of first love.

Would you like to taste 
the moon in...Read More
Categories: sufi, art,
Form: ABC
Office Meeting
The stretched moments and the yawns I swallow are bitter 
Mr. Boss keeps rolling his eyes 

Sleep is camping behind my eyelids and I hopelessly endeavour to defeat it
You can't blame me when everything smells like my grandma's afternoon tea

My...Read More
Categories: sufi, women, work,
Form: Free verse
My Transgressions
The glowing sun is just about set
And I have a glass of wine in my hand
A candle burns in a robust flame
My beloved snuggles in my embrace,
There’s a prospect of romance in the air--
And Muezzin* calls the faithful to prayer…

O...Read More
Categories: sufi, wine,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Beloved Face, Translation of Bharathiyar's poem Asai Mugam by T Wignesan
Translation of Mahakavi Bharathiyar’s poem: “Asai Mugam” or “Beloved Face”
                              ...Read More
Categories: sufi, religion, spiritual,
Form: Dramatic monologue
the way of bright honour
o seeker read these words and weep
for thy soul so still asleep
as yet unawakened to
this world of love divine and deep

o seeker hear these words and sigh
thy soul and god are ever nigh
divided by the doors of mu
unopened 'til the...Read More
Categories: sufi, allah, beauty, devotion, god, love, philosophy, spiritual,
Form: Rubaiyat
Ecstasy of Sufi Whirling
Letting my body perfectly free
As anonymous star in the sky’s sea 
While whirling, I closed my eyes
Lit the Holy Candle inside
As light as an air
When losing my existence 
As I am a wind
Or a particle of sand
Or a Dandelion seed...Read More
Categories: sufi, god, journey, religious, spiritual, universe,
Form: Free verse
My Guardian Angeles
My Guardian Angels


Tattooed Angels
Enshrine my body,
Protectors of what's right,
forever vigilant
All day and all through the night!

Ganesh, Hindu Elephant God,
Loyal son of Shiva and Parvati
Embodiment of selfless devotion/remover of obstacles 
Provider of strength and honesty
The winged Sufi Heart
Coupled with the...Read More
Categories: sufi, daughter, father daughter, imagery, symbolism,
Form: Rhyme