On the occasion of Prince Rahim Aga Khan’s marriage to Princess Salwa on August 31, 2013, Simerg had published a special photo feature and poem honouring their union. Ismailis around the world now rejoice with their beloved Imam and his family as well as the family of Princess Salwa with the announcement that the couple are expecting their first child.
We offer our congratulations to Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa, the entire Noorani family as well as Ismailis all around the word on the talika that was received from Mawlana Hazar Imam yesterday. The poem by Navyn Naran may reflect the happiness of the Jamat on receiving this talika. Esoteric in meaning, the poem shares the amazement and happiness of new life.
Form; Hidden-Intermingled; Formless; Untenable-Present
By Navyn Naran
It was as if Blessings were falling from the sky!
manna arriving from heaven?
onto an earth parched and dry.
Spiritual in physical presence
now hidden from sight
a new journey, a New Life
it takes much Energy to evaporate, doesn’t it?
Formless now, your drop is unseen in the earth,
and on that Moment, when Time is here for you to emerge,
the heat carries you.
and entranced, in a trance, you rise up
still un seen,
Looking for you i travel,
in cotton white i see you, can’t touch,
a cool lightness of being,
in facade of the cloud.
yet now, as i look up and see this emanation falling,
Unique you arrive, physical form, enthralling.
in sunlight you are beautiful,
in the quiet, silently,
Unique, a snowflake,
a skip in my step, a faster heart beat,
i feel your presence and i melt
“you are the cat’s meow, the ow in my WOW, the lilt in my step”
A Blessing is coming,
Here you are!
and i see
a Snowflake mixed with the new
Date posted: Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Copyright: Navyn Naran/Simerg. 2014.
Dr. Navyn Naran was born in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, to Anaar and Badrudin Naran. After beginning her high school in the UK, her family immigrated to the USA where she has lived since. Dr. Naran went to medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA. She currently works in the Paediatric field.
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All I can say is that the poem touched my heart. I had tears and was smiling at the same time. Shukr.
Has to be read several times to reveal its esoteric meanings – and deserves to be so. I read it thrice.