Al-Quddus

God is zero
God is beyond all human conception
All we can know of Al-Quddus

comes from the angels
who bought news of Isa to Maryam
and al-Qur’an to Muhammad

All we can do is
open our minds
to knowledge and the law

God is closer to me than my jugular vein
God is with me wherever I go
Everywhere I look

there is an Eastern face
a melody, perfume
a rope lowered from heaven to rescue me

All I have to do is
open my heart
to the songs of love, joy and peace