We rise to the ether, for the I Ching of Rashid
Star-soaked words from the mouth of Rashid
Turbulent current, “As above, so below”
We sail on the broken wing of Rashid
Will your book be penned in complete absentia?
Dear friends, what news do you bring of Rashid?
Terrestrial bard, an unknowing Prince
Because only Ghalib is King of Rashid
Word-seeker pierces your heart with arrow
As my muse informs me, to sing of Rashid
January 14, 2014