Weather Forecast For July 11th
Beginning at dawn, on the mezzanine of the universe,
will gather rolling clouds en masse.
Like a garland, encompass the earth.
Like a bride quivering with longing and excitement,
the forecasters measure, speculate and anticipate.
This nebulosity, they calculate, will release
No wack of thunder
Nor black rain to run over us
At a perfect moment
That moment of baya,
when all is as one,
will flow lahaars of light
meandering to momins’ hearts.
Rekindling an eternal spark,
soaking the universe
with boundless Beauty and Joy.
Heralding a 100% chance of Happiness.
Eventually will come, hand in hand
as always, Grace and Mercy.
This poem was written during a road trip across Canada, inspired by the wonderful, Canadian landscape and all the kind helpful people I met.
— Nasimbanu Kassam – 07.2017
Diamond Jubilee Dua: From the Zafeera Kassam Collection of 60 Poems for Hazar Imam (Always and Forever)