9/15/2010

Build It Here


Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim. 
Dear friends, if you can't build your mosque
in lower Manhattan, build it here,
in the ground zero of my heart.
Here is infinite, empty, ancient space
to fill with the call of the minaret.
But you will find a Christian church here too,
a Buddhist temple, a shrine to Radha Krishna,
and a sacred tree for the Gods of ancient Ireland.
If you don't mind sharing 

the space of compassion,
it's yours.

1 comment:

Cammie Novara said...

"But you will find a Christian church here too, a Buddhist temple, a shrine to Radha Krishna, and a sacred tree for the Gods of ancient Ireland." I agree fully. There's a really fascinating debate that I thought would be of interest on evolution vs. intelligent design going on at http://www.intelligentdesignfacts.com