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Ramadan Poem by doriano Ramadan Poem by doriano
The Call to Prayer during Ramadan is even more beautiful here than during the rest of the year.
It inspired me to write a poem and the picture is a mixture of a painting of mine and a photo of whirling dervishes. (I'm submitting it to a contest by *aribasultan).


RAMADAN - CALL TO PRAYER

While a scream crashes into silence
And turns it into a tumbling cascade of broken glass
The Call to Prayer makes it resonate
Vibrate
Fills it with sound
Like an Oud untouched by a bow
Like sunlight in emerald water

Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar
La Illaha Illa'llah.
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:iconlouiseerasmus:
LouiseErasmus Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Beautiful!
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:icondoriano:
doriano Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
Lou! Thanks for your comments. I come here very rarely, so I didn't see them. <3
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:icondanisan:
danisan Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
1st: This is deliciously BLUE.
2nd: I love the blend of serenity and chaos. Reminds me of how I feel when I try to meditate. :)
3rd: You are fabulous. :hug:
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:icondoriano:
doriano Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
:hug::rose: Thank you darling!
!st: YOU are fabulous.
2nd: ditto
3rd: ditto
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:iconaimalee:
aimalee Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Msha'Allah Very Beautiful.....I love that lighting effect indicating the early DAWN (fajr) Time Prayer, what a pleasant feelings are these. :)
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:icondoriano:
doriano Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
Thank you so much for your wonderful comment!
:worship:
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:iconaimalee:
aimalee Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:aww: No Problem at all....:) You are more than welcome :):D
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:iconth3rdeye:
th3rdeye Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008
very inspiring!
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:icondoriano:
doriano Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008
Thank you!
:rose:
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:iconmackthedeuce:
MackTheDeuce Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely stunning for so many reasons! :bow:
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:icondoriano:
doriano Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
Shokran my friend! This is a big compliment, since you are the poet not I. :rose:
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:iconmetamorphos25:
metamorphos25 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
I really like the image. It invokes peace, and the poem is full of subtle imagery.
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:icondoriano:
doriano Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
Thank you so much!
:worship:
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:iconmetamorphos25:
metamorphos25 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
Well it's a great piece of work, very deep and meaningful.
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:icondoriano:
doriano Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
Oh thank you so much!
:worship: I really appreciate your comments. My only poem in a very long time.
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:iconaribasultan:
aribasultan Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
Looking great Dorian!!! Thanks for participating in the contest ;)
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:icondoriano:
doriano Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
Shoukran, enti latifa.
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:iconaribasultan:
aribasultan Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
Afwan (that the right word? lol)
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:icondoriano:
doriano Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
Yes it is :clap:
Initially when I arrived here and people said Afwan I thought they are trying to speak English and say 'Have fun' LOL.
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:iconaribasultan:
aribasultan Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
yaay! :w00t: Always great to learn a new word hehe

LOL that must have been confusing. But you seem to have a very good grasp of the native lingo now
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:icondoriano:
doriano Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
I wish, I wish....still frustratingly little :-(
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:iconaribasultan:
aribasultan Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
More than what you knew before you moved there though right? So it's an improvement if you ask me
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:icondoriano:
doriano Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
True! :-)
Thank you for the encouragement!
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Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I wish I can also sent you a nobel prize...
Your poem adds more and more to your wonderfull composition...Blue tonne is the one that I love the best...Wish you best luck on contest tooo :D
( I have not so much opportunşty to enter DA recently and the new version hşdes some of the photo if youhave too much on your watchlist...Sometimes I suppose you submit a photo 5 mşn before but when I open it I am noticing that it is nearly a week before...So, sorry for my late responce..)
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doriano Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
Thank you so much! :hug::love:
How is it going in Konya?
Yes I have too much on my watchlist too...
Hope you're well!
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Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Konya is so different..especially İn Ramadan...I am so alone and so bussy wşth my new work but plannig to get some shots soon in factory..I wish you a happy bayram ( festival)...
:bow:
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:icondoriano:
doriano Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
It's not always easy to be alone, but YOU are not....so many people think of you. Ramadan kareem to you, too.
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:iconhermetic-wings:
Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
thans for your warm compliments...Ramadan Kareem to you to...
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:iconrmelsheikh:
rmelsheikh Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008
Very Good my friend..... very good :)
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:icondoriano:
doriano Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008
Oh thank you! :rose:
A word of praise from you is like the Nobel Prize! :w00t:
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:iconrmelsheikh:
rmelsheikh Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
OH my God.... that is toooooo much my friend
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:icondoriano:
doriano Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
:-)
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Shahenshah Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
This image is so inspiring! Beautiful. :meditation:
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:icondoriano:
doriano Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008
Thank you so much! :rose:
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zfdsg Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
so beautiful poem and the image itself
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:icondoriano:
doriano Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008
Thank you so much!
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doniaem Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
Do you see the face (facing right) I see through the superposition of both photo and painting?

And the light through that arch and the strikes of yellow/golden paint on the left?

Nice one.. All the best for the contest! :)
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doriano Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008
Thank you!
Oh yes you're right, there is a face!
I didn't notice before. You got good perception. :rose:
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:icondoniaem:
doniaem Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008
Of course I do! ;)

No.. seriously.. Thank you! :rose:
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MAHDYsayed Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
i love this
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:icondoriano:
doriano Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008
Shokran!
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MAHDYsayed Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
afwn
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