In Memory of Haida Khan
GreenSeas Trust, registered charity no. 1098649, was established in memory of Haida Khan. Born in Trinidad, Haida Khan loved the sea with the passion of a seafarer and beheld its magic through the eyes of a poet. She travelled extensively, often by ships, in her capacity as an editor, journalist and teacher, and later to broaden her perceptions of Sufi philosophy through the poetry she wrote:
Shine on silvery moon of sweet delight
Send your moonbeams to every nook and cran
To humble dwelling in caves and sandy dunes
For nomads are oblivious to progressive mankind
As your streaks of silver lights up the midnight sky
In our pastoral way we’ll praise you very high
Slender, softly rounded are the fourteenth moon
Youth and age together savour your beacon of light
And as this lonely Dervish bids you adieu!
To roam through the clouds as you always do;
We will sit and wait in the Caravan of Time
For the virtuous giver of love’s flaming wine.
Haida Khan’s vision and comprehension of the beauty in nature that reveals itself to the observant eye will remain the guiding inspiration of this trust.