Issue No. 13, Summer 2015

Moroccan Mosque
David Radavich

I walk by column
after column

arced in
careful procession,

tiles in blue
and green,

stone carved
like the insides
of women

and everywhere
peace, peace.

Water trickles
in the silence

outside prayer.

I sit for a moment,
dim saint
eating light.

This can only be
pure love


kissing air

above the rectangle
of the courtyard.

David Radavich’s recent poetry collections include AMERICA BOUND: AN EPIC FOR OUR TIME (2007), CANONICALS: LOVE’S HOURS (2009), and MIDDLE-EAST MEZZE (2011). His plays have been performed across the U.S., including six Off-Off-Broadway and in Europe. His latest book is THE COUNTRIES WE LIVE IN (2014).