Beware Proud Heart

Beware proud heart,
the Titan’s curse!
Hubris forged those chains,
each link of arrogance and scorn

Woe Prometheus, to mankind sworn
whom Zeus, in wrath and wonder,
commanded everafter torn
by heaven’s kite asunder

– Irving Karchmar, © 1992

Ya Haqq!

6 Responses to Beware Proud Heart

  1. Abdur Rahman says:

    Salaams Baba Darvish,

    Beware proud heart, indeed!

    Allah help us all.

    Abdur Rahman

  2. Irving says:

    Salaams Dear Abdur Bhai:

    Thank you, as always. May Allah help us all to overcome our pride. Allah loves humility in his servants.

    And for those not familiar with the Prometheus legend, here is a link:

    Ya Haqq!

  3. chaiwala says:

    Well, I’ve been thinking about Prometheus lately too. A timely reminder Irving bhai!

  4. mshahin says:

    Wow! Mashallah! Excellent message hear for our hearts to take note of – pride. Those with one atom of pride in their hearts will not enter paradise until cleansed. May Allah protect us from that and always make us humble like his Beloved was even though he was the best of creation.

    Well written brother!

  5. Maithri says:

    Dear Irving,

    Your poetry is powerful and beautiful.

    It reminds me of Thoreaus words ” Humility , like darkness, reveals the heavenly lights’

    Love and peace to you my brother, M

  6. ned says:

    Beautiful poetry, as always.

    Irving bhai, you’re in New York, aren’t you? We should meet up some day!

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