Sonnet: God is Love


Recorded Reading:


God is Love

In ancient pre-Islamic Persian text
Their devil shares his name with ours, forsooth
And, like our own, “Shaitan” sat, early, next
A God of good self governance and truth

And took, as well, a tumble from that hight
Assigned administration of a realm
Catering to the darkest human fright:
A universe without Good at its helm

Unlike our newer legends, however,
With theirs I more instinctively agree:
After the final sinner, they aver,
His brethren angels Shaitan, too, will see,

Whom they have waited long to joyful bless —
His thankless job complete — with thankfulness


Among us, poets are ill paid. In order to continue her work, this one currently lives in her minivan, on an income of a fraction of our nation’s poverty level. If her work has moved, enabled or uplifted you, your contribution to this effort may be made at:


Published by Ana Daksina

Read worldwide half a million times, Ana Daksina is a Troubador of the coming age.

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