Writing in the Eye of the Storm

I am reading, absorbing, and reflecting on Talal’s essay, “Thinking about Religion through Wittgenstein,” in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic that has enveloped the world in spring 2020. COVID-19 has stopped ordinary activity almost everywhere, including the United States and North Carolina, where I live and from where I am writing. The beauty of […]

Can poetry be an antidote to poison?

Can poetry be an antidote to poison? Can it provide an alternative to the jihad of Pamela Geller? A life without His love is nothing but slow death. The sum total of love is but three words: I-burn, I-burn, I-burn. These verses come from the 13th-century whirling dervish, Rumi. The fire that burns also gives […]