Poetry Recital – Believe Not in Astrologers

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

I am experimenting with reading poetry on YouTube. Here is the first attempt,  a recital of Believe Not in Astrologers.  The poem is also posted below the video.

Believe Not in Astrologers

Believe not in astrologers
Who tell fortunes by the stars
Nor in dark-eyed women in black silk robes
Who turn the Tarot cards

Believe not in the witch’s curse
Nor in sorcery of any kind
The shaman seeks to steal your purse
And the voodoo man to steal your mind

Believe not in Satanic spell
Seek not solace in the Gypsy’s ball
Planets will not the future tell
Nor black magicks one lost soul recall

Believe instead in Love, my friend
For by its harmony the world endures
Without certainty, perhaps, yet without end
As proof, the moon ensures

Believe in courage and desire
Leave the mystery in life, my love
Be gladly warmed by mortal fire
Embrace the eagle and the dove

For this I know by my heart’s blood
What we may be may not be told
Yet each of us, though born apart
May each the others heart enfold

Before this crystal truth, let each spirit, naked, stand
That human hope and laughter are bought with human tears
Yet we may walk in starlight, hand in hand
And live, and love, and have no fear

– Irving Karchmar, 1986

Ya Haqq!

5 Responses to Poetry Recital – Believe Not in Astrologers

  1. Bird says:

    Wow! You have a mysterious voice

  2. Irving says:

    Thank you, Dear Bird :) I will try and post one poem a week to see how it goes.

  3. Josef Sefton says:

    Precious Irving, thanks for sharing your poems with us which are so wonderfully alive with truth and musicality!

    I love the words from Joshua 1:9 which say: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

    Irving, I hope also that you can be blessed by Johann Sebastian Bach very famous piece of music called Jesu, Joy of Man’s desiring.
    Josh Groban sings a very good version of Jesu, Joy of Man’s desiring

    Jesu, joy of man’s desiring
    Holy wisdom, love most bright

    Drawn by Thee, our souls aspiring
    Soar to uncreated light

    Word of God, our flesh that fashioned
    With the fire of life impassioned
    Striving still to truth unknown
    Soaring, dying (to self) round Thy throne

    Through the way where hope is guiding
    Hark, what peaceful music rings
    Where the flock, in Thee confiding
    Drink of joy from deathless springs
    Theirs is beauty’s fairest pleasure
    Theirs is wisdom’s holiest treasure
    Thou dost ever lead Thine own
    In the love of joys unknown!

    May Almighty God continue to bless you and all your truth-seeking readers with a greater and greater love for him!

  4. farah says:

    Beautiful advice!wonderful way of putting it into poetic form.

  5. Irving says:

    Thank you, Dear Farah :)

    Ya Haqq!

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