Abdul Malik Mandani


Garnering a myriad of colors from the sunlight

and sparkles from the silvery moon

She embraces nature in her wide bosom

and embellishes the cerulean sky.


No God can be born without a womb

nor the devil without being first

conceived in the mind;

Her loin spawns the firmament

as she breathes the universe into motion:

Her tears form the streams, the lakes,

the flowing rivers and the vast oceans,

Her milk forms the rolling clouds

and nourishes the flora and fauna.

She rides upon the wings of the wind

and heralds the sun-god each day

in its burning chariot.


When she shuts her eyes

she causes icy wilderness.

When she opens them

she blossoms into the Elysian Fields.