Fatema, Azra, Aasia, Marium and Batool
Realised the power of prayers
They invoked in tears, earnestly the Divine
And were lit by pure light, heavenly.
In bleak nights, they glowed
Like fireflies and effervescent stars
Shining in distant prussian blue skies,
And lit up many desolate deserted homes.
Soulful prayers shake sleepy gods
Whose heads might look up at heavens
But desires drag them down,
Because they realise not
Their feet are mere clay,
Bound to earthly pedestals.
So, who’s to say divinity resides only in man?
Mumtaz N Khorakiwala
( Batool Idrish Siamwala)
Picture courtesy: Nathan Dumlao
Fatema/ Batool, Azra, Marium and Aasia are some of the most powerful women in monotheistic religions they are endowed with the power of manifestation, but choose divine will over their desire.
They have succeeded in achieving justice when vying with male rulers.
Good that you have given a reference.
So profound, Mumtaz. The last line is terrific. 💚💚
Lovely poem. The reference helped understand the context. Thank you. 🙂
Thank you Sarita, Moonmoon and Srivalli. The poem required reference. Thank you once again.
Wow… Powerful and informative
Beautifully penned as usual Mumtaz. women are the creators! ofcourse divinity resides in them.
Very well read.. informative and so divine.
Your in depth knowledge about the things you write draws me to read you more
You are a font of knowledge. Happy to know some more about you. Enthralling and captivating, that’s who you are
That was a wonderful poem with lovely poem explanation
Thank you all : Kirti, Anuradha, Fatema, Natasha and Gowri!
What a beautiful explanation! The text narrated below was quite an information. Thanks for that
Thank you Sonali,Vandana &Sai for your kind words.
Such a beautiful one