Tagged with Subhan Zein

Awards and A Dinner with Rumi and Gibran

Awards and A Dinner with Rumi and Gibran


Dear Friends, First of all, I would like to apologize for not being able to post this earlier. Some of these award nominations have gone long way back in April 2012. I know, I am so bad. :-(  It is not that I don’t want to acknowledge the recognition, but when you have to constantly … Continue reading

Indonesian Tea Up for Grabs

Indonesian Tea Up for Grabs


Friends, Which of these poems do you like best? And why?   I Can Pour Light Into A Cup A Fleeting Moment of Surprise My Greetings to You God Invites You to A Party Dance, Dance Under the Rain Don’t You Fear the Unknown? I have three Teh Sari Wangi packages up for grabs. So … Continue reading

A Wondrous Nightingale

A Wondrous Nightingale


One whose heart is aflame with love is a wondrous nightingale that opens its beak to chew roses and swallow thorns. The roses taste sweet in its beak but the thorns are excruciating its chest. That is the destiny of everyone who dares to set the fire of love in their heart, For the clouds … Continue reading

In Pursuit of Your Beloved

In Pursuit of Your Beloved


***** **** *** ** * In pursuit of your beloved often you are only interested in one who speaks with a golden tongue, as you think they are able to keep up with your sayings * Do not merely seek one who is able to keep up with your sayings, but seek one whose heart … Continue reading

Like This

Like This


 * * * If anyone asks you how the perfect satisfaction of all our sexual wanting will look, lift your face and say, Like this. * When someone mentions the gracefulness of the night sky, climb up on the roof and dance and say, Like this. * If anyone wants to know what ‘spirit’ is, … Continue reading

Submit and Decide, then…

Submit and Decide, then…


  * * Muhammad said, “Submit” Jesus said, “Decide” * Let us not get confused. Nothing is contradictory in what they were saying, for the statements complement each other. * Submit ourselves in humility only to the Almighty, then we will become the wind that blows to any direction She wishes. * Decide that we … Continue reading

God’s Secret

God’s Secret


 * * * Another self-translated excerpt from my novel, Malula: * * “We may be able to achieve many things in our life, but we will not get everything we want. God’s secret works when we cannot get everything we want or accomplish everything we plan. When things don’t work out, we must be patient. God … Continue reading