March 24, 2009 at 7:37 am (Poetry)
Tags: Allah, Beauty, Desire, Divine, Ecstasy, God, Love, Meditation, Music, Namaz, Passion, Prayer, Seven Shades of Love, sufi, Trance
Submissive on the prayer rug
Inhaling the clean scent of the night
Eyes shut – pulled into deep trance
Listen for that match to strike
The soft glow of candlelight
Glistening on your skin like the moonlit sea
It is time to embrace those open arms
And feel the Beauty of the night
Just feel the cool air
Kissing your luscious lips
Just listen for those secret whispers
Hidden in the serenity of prayer
Touch that flame of desire
Yearning for body and soul to meld in ecstasy
Come – undress in the fire
Become clothed in the Seven Shades of Love
Divinity is Here
Just when you think you’re ready to speak
Beloved claps a hand over your mouth
And pulls you into the passionate sea
Swim with Me.
Now is not the time for words.
Let’s make music all night.
March 3, 2009 at 8:34 am (Mysticism, Poetry)
Tags: Allah, Beauty, Beloved, Broken, Divine Love, God, Heartbreak, Love, Mystic, Passion, Romance, Sufism, True Love
I remember the night we met
When You climbed over those walls I built
And held my hand to show me a new horizon
Revealing a world I could never imagine
When I wanted to turn my face in the other direction
Your gentle touch brought me closer
I watched my fortress melt by Your Passion
I didn’t resist and burned it down with You
Oh Love, you tore through my Soul!
You pulled a Thunderous Storm of Fire into me!
You unfastened Your Love to unleash fiery Romance
And conquered my Being to set me Free
You pinned me to the ground
Gazed into my eyes and swallowed my words
You filled me with the sweetest pleasure I ever knew
And my heart became music to praise Your Name with every pound
Oh Love, you maddened me!
Fire in my heart, Flames in my eyes
Desire on my lips, hot blood in my veins
A human torch for Beauty
Oh Love, but then You struck me down!
While I was singing and soaring with ecstasy
Your sword plunged into my breast!
So violently, so painfully, so suddenly
I crashed so hard through the thorns
I bled for hours and searched the forest to find You
I shouted Your Name, but only heard the haunting echoes
The Garden was vacant, the flowers wounded
I shivered, I trembled, I collapsed and mourned
Oh Love, You murdered me!
Brutality to my soul, a massacre to my dreams
Betrayed, broken, shattered, butchered
Memories scattered over a forgotten sea
In rainfall I wept one day
Feeling so alone without You
Little did I know, You were right there
Wrapping Your Warm Arms around me
“I have always been Here,” You said
Tears of sorrow became tears of joy
As everything began to shine
I turned and embraced You
Oh Love, I was blind the whole time
You bring Life, You bring Death
You Destroy, You Restore
Friend, this Secret You whisper in my ear
Has become my Road to Heaven’s Door
Dear Love, it is Here where I surrender
It is Here, where I dance
Like a Flower blooming in the Garden
I am a Rose for You
Turning and ascending
Painted with Passion
Calling out Your Name
Joy or torment, it doesn’t matter
I remain Loyal to You
February 25, 2009 at 7:45 am (Mysticism, Poetry)
Tags: African, Allah, Asian, Beloved, Buddhist, Christian, Divine Love, European, Flame, Hindu, Ishq, Jew, Love, Middle-Eastern, Muslim, Mystic, Passion, South Asian, sufi, Sufism, unity
An old poem I wrote in August of 2007. I recently shared it on one of my friend’s Facebook page, so I decided to share it here as well.
Look beyond the illusion of separation
Call me not by labels of the world
Not even “male” or “man”
Do not look at the color of my skin
Or what flag I “belong” to
Muslim, Christian, Jew, Buddhist, Hindu,
European, African, Middle-Eastern, Asian
Whatever you are, come closer
Love’s flame says, “I can’t take it anymore”
Mystic fire races through the unseen
Burning the walls of separation to ashes
“The gates have been unlocked”, says Divine Love
“And the keys were melted by my passion”
Your maps are wrong, erase those borders
Move closer to each other
Language, culture, religion – these are not barriers
Friendship always finds a way
Throw your labels away for once
And put judgment to rest
Look inside, beneath the skin
Do you see what burns within?
The flame of Being – I am that
You are that
Love has shattered those inner walls
And said, “You will not need these anymore”
Receive with open arms, open heart
Radiate, Shine, and Give
Glow with me, O world!
We belong to the same family
Same Creation, same Source
Take up your instruments
From all corners of the earth
And celebrate this unity!
O Beloved, burn with me!
February 7, 2009 at 8:25 pm (Poetry)
Tags: Allah, Beloved, Desire, Divine Love, Eternity, Longing, Love, Lover, Madness, Mysticism, Passion, Romance, Sufism, Yearning
I stood with open arms
As the fierce tide of the ocean
Swallowed me whole
And immersed me with creation
Let me drown in this eternal sea
Let my soul escape from my body
So that I may become the passionate waves
And the beautiful reflection of Your infinite sky
Let the whirlpool spin with the universe
Let the waves crash, let the thunder strike
So that I may swirl in Your ecstasy
And soak in every color of your Divinity
Let the sun set me ablaze
Let the flames course through my veins
So that I may melt in You
And embrace this warm Beauty in endless ways
Let the Lover yearn for Beloved
Let the mystic wailing shake the heavens above
So that I may have my dance with madness
And mourn with the slaughtered victims of Love
Blot out my name in every poem I wrote
Erase every mentioning of “I”
At once! Unleash this desired union!
For Ocean to finally kiss Sky
Let “me” fade in this mystic dance
Look to Him! Look to Hu!
Look to Ishq! Look to Houb!
Everything points to Him!
Dance to the pounding of your heart!
The beating is no other name but His!
The pulse is no other name but His!
The breath is no other name but His!
Duum Duum! Dak-ka-duum!
Duum Duum! Dak-ka-duum!
All reality is false except Him: the Compassionate!
The Merciful, the All-Embracing
The Lover, the Beloved, the Infinite!
Attribute nothing to “me”!
November 25, 2008 at 5:52 pm (Poetry)
Tags: Beloved, Immortal, Love, Lover, Passion, Poetry, Punjabi, Santour, Silence, soul mate, Soul Twin
One night, Lover met with Beloved
Face to face in the lonely Garden
So tired of words and concealing secrets
Their hearts pleading: “Draw me closer, Soul Twin”
But Silence is like a rare gemstone
It glistens with expression
Yet remains shy and mute
Those who can hear
Listen for the Secret flute
Softly humming with a soothing ocean
Lover says: Deep in your Heart, Beloved
You stir up a Love potion
That paints the world in color
Somewhere, you utter romantic phrases
You are too humble and kind
Please know that you are the cause of this art
Beloved holds Lover’s gaze
And says: You are my immortal life
My body, my soul, the passion drummer of my heart
Persian santour and Punjabi Love strings
The music that assembles in celebration
Of impassioned Romance ascending on Heaven’s wings
Lover is intoxicated with Beloved
And says: You are my pulse
The blood flowing in my veins, my creed
The spirit dancer of my Being
Set foolish labels ablaze, They plead
There is no “male” or “female”
There is no dominant or subordinate
There is no law or chain of command
There is only madness
This language only Romantics understand
Lover whispers: You say I am beautiful
But in reality, I am a mirror
And you are the Sun radiating in endless splendor
I merely reflect your beauty
Everything your eyes see is your own
It’s all a part of you, even this poetry