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Oh Beloved One

Oh Beloved One

With every glance I see You

your reflection through all

I see not what is apparent but You, the reality behind all that exists

I try to look elsewhere, yet only to find You once more

Shall I utter that You are here, within and without, all around and everthing shines forth your Light?

Call me heretic, but my eyes lie not!

Call me a mushrik, but my heart lies not!

Call me a lunatic, yet I am insanely mad!

Call me as you wish, for my only wish -your Face!

Bulls-eye and Archer

Bulls-eye and Archer

The skill full archer sought its target

So many to choose from

He desired only this one

When his arrows were shot

Bull’s eye it was!

 

Arrows exhausted

Barrel empty

He retreats to the mighty fort

Head down

Downcast eyes

Heart dismayed

 

Suddenly, his name is sung in a heavenly melody

He turns back in utter delight

The target comes to life!

In the image of his beloved

‘My arrows hoped to reach your heart,

yet little did I imagine this to manifest,’ says he.

‘Well, my chosen one,’ she sings,

‘Did you not see my eyes through the same bulls-eye?’

‘Verily I sought you first,

You were my target.’

‘All these years my gaze of love was on you!’

‘Only now you’ve turned My way!’

A River named Love

A River Named Love

 

There is a river named Love

Upon its banks lovers reside

S e p a r a t e d and United by Love

All in love.

 

Desiring union they yearn daily

This river is food and drink

Their Fountain of Eternal Life

Lovers must unite!

 

‘How shall we reach our beloved’s gate?’

Frantic and mad they wail in haste:

“This mighty river has split one heart!”

Recalling Khidr’s auspicious advice;

‘One must take the leading plunge…’

‘The other shall mirror in unison’

‘Never again to depart’

‘Never again to say good bye’

Together in this river they delight.

 

United at last

Shackled by chains

Drifted by vicious currents

Into the Eternal Ocean of Love

Swim together upon the waves

Drink together the eternal drink

Drown together in eternal Love

Live together in eternal Light.

None but You

None but You

 

Every breath is You

Every thought is You

Every beat is You

Every moment is You

Every sound is You

Every sight is You

Every touch is You

Every taste is You

Every fragrance is You

None exists but YOU.

Cave Dwellers

Our Religion is Love

I was blindfolded without notice

Ushered into a cave

I tried to find the entrance

It disappeared!

Stone walls surround me

I search like a blind man

Hard rocky cold surface

Earthen floor

Low ceiling

 

I press against the walls

I stumble upon hidden doors

Secret passages

Staircases

Corridors

As I enter each one I find occupants already present;

 

Awaiting

Smiling

Winking

Welcoming

Embracing

Singing

Dancing

Pondering

Silent

Reading

Painting

Writing

 

Their Meditation

All engrossed in their works

All passionate

All full of love and light

We discuss and share

Speak in our own language

Exchange glances

Release the inner locks

Express our hearts

Share our works

Embrace and Depart

 

An invisible web

Where all reside

Where all work

Where all connect

Where all recognize

Where all comprehend

Where LOVE prevails

Where LOVE transcends every ideology and thought

 

It is our religion, our life, our breath

We are people of the Heart.

Prisoner of Love

Prisoner of Love!

 

No permission to act upon our will

No permission to meet and greet  our choice of men

A prisoner of love.

 

Food and drink has little meaning

We thrive and survive on love

Our sole sustenance

A prisoner of love.

 

Deprived of sleep

Slumber a crime

A prisoner of love.

 

Inner state forever changing

People of States- never stagnant

A prisoner of love.

 

Posing to be like the rest

Unable to explain our state of affairs;

Men unable to understand:

our worry, our love, our sincerity

A prisoner of love.

 

Shackled in chains of love

Our destiny;

A prisoner of love.

The Sea of Love

The Sea of Love

Lovers flock together like birds of a feather

Keeping each other’s company

An addiction

A deadly virus

An obligation

A livelihood

A fraternity

Food for the soul..

Their hearts connect

Recognizing..

Reflecting..

Rebounding..

 

Albeit strangers

These lovers are likened to rocks at the seashore

Some which lay upon the sand..

Others bathing in the sea..

While the select buried beneath the seabed

The Sea is Love!

 

The rocks upon the shore anguish to enter

Those which bathe within have entered the holy chamber

While those concealed beneath have fully immersed

They cannot be perceived

These ones have reached their goal..

They are One with the sea

One with Love

The Sea of Love!

 

There are those who stroll the seashore, yearning to join the stations of love..

While others; the onlookers, await invitation

The rest are busy in love with everything else but the Sea of Love

Let’s take a dip into that ocean

Let’s taste real Love

Let’s experience Eternal Love

The Sea of Love!