Sufism – The Way of Love

Part III

Spirit
desires to be known
of

like sweetness
from butter churned

melted on sweet
corn

yellow earth
not
teeth

don’t gnaw
eat

 

I am the light
at night

I reflect the sun
beam

I crescent myself
to smooth
out the edges
of other men’s
dreams

with illuminescence

 

Our bodies
serve to contain
the infinite flowing of life
energy
within

so as not to blind
others and ourselves
with their
heat-waves

 

Each day
shows the particularity
of eternity
within
time-sliced open

for enjoyment
sake

 

We thought we
were just playing a game

but before you know
it life sprouted up around us

 

We are similar
yet infinitely different
in scope and size
and dimension

Some are concerned
with life after death
others with life
others with death
and others not at all

 

Looking at the River
some see the source
of life

flowing streaming
forward
milk
and honey

to others they see
destruction
devastation
Tsunami

 

To some nighttime
is so far removed
from day

but I travel within
it and before
you know it

the Sun shines
upon me

iron can be strong
or melted down
to moveability

Are you Strong
Are you an Artisan
when you see
a mountain
do you see particles
of dust and sand

or something
which too you can
take in

 

The Pearl
trapped within its shell

desires to see the beauty
and majesty
of the Ocean surrounding

 

Ants carry one thing at a time
so big
but their will is strong

Determined

 

Lovers of material desires
are not true Lovers

they are trapped
in their treasure chests

I move free

 

Travelers go far
and wide
to find what they are looking
for

but wind up encountering
themselves

no matter
where they are

 

Spinning around
the world around
you seems to be
spinning

you try and fight
dragons
and so encounter
fire-breathing

don’t be so much
and the world
will be less
with which to contend

 

From a top the tree
things look ant-like

but from ant-vision
earth-perspective

tree stands with might

 

We get caught up
in our own minds

seeing the world
one way

to the point
we don’t know any
longer
which way is right

 

You’ve made yourself
dizzy

with all that running
around

don’t worry
windows can’t spin

just settle
down

 

Those like ourselves
sometimes seem
to sound
deep knowledge and wealth

but that’s just
us talking
to ourselves

through their facial
expressions
and tone

 

When our eyes
burn with fury and fire

it is hard
to see clearly
those
blurry lines

 

Bask in the joy
of washing away the grime

soap and lime

river
sands
of time its all about
flow
and flux

and happiness
trying to find

 

Tired and forlorn
they walk around
stumbling on their own words

They have yet
to learn the value
of sitting in silence

 

You are a whole
World of Life-teaming
Oceanic Bliss

don’t be contend
with just a little bit

 

Imagining you create
pictures in your head
mind
bumping over
tripping stumbling
imagery confounding

just let Life
paint itself
upon your canvas
without feeling
the need to move
the paintbrush

yourself

 

Apart from our desires
we are
like the smooth
cold stone and rock

 

I will be the flute
for you to breathe
through

blow that sweet
cool air
through me

not hot breathe
down my neck

 

The things I imagined
and promised
before I met you
were all just fairytales

now I know
the real thing

 

He who experiences
the song of a girl
and doesn’t laugh
or cry or smile
or wonder

is stone

 

The fields give
newness
each season

camels dance round
and round

for a reason

 

Use your body
as a way of
coming to know
the spirit
which lies

deep

within you

 

As you leave
dark places

keep your eye
ever present

on the light leading the way
forward
toward

Home

 

Be constantly in motion
let things fall
by the wayside

as you glide

 

Once you’ve tasted
Wisdom

don’t go back
to eating sand and grit

let it get stuck
in your teeth
savor
it

 

The dog rests
relaxes
and lets the children
pet him

but when evil men
come too close

he snaps his
jaws and teeth
in their
direction

and clothes

 

Your eyes
do wander so too
does your brain
and hands and feet

This is life
Welcome

 

Desiring to hunt
the deer
I find myself
being chased
falling over myself
foot-trappings
twigs
and branches
and mud

Maybe its best not
to desire other’s
flesh
and I’ll keep my life-blood

 

Wearing silken robes
they thought they
were precious

Unrobe
that is what
you

really are

 

Be wary
men
who want you to feel
empty

they want to fill
you with things

bask in emptiness
fulfilled
in time being

 

Everyone in the world
comes
and goes

but I stay
here always

 

Do not sing songs
of sadness
but Lament!

Be Honest
join with others
who have lost

and make yourself
worthy

 

You think all is strange
wandering through the marketplace
being
tossed back and forth
at their discretion

You are strange
why do you go
in these directions?

 

Transcend the pitcher
and flow
like
a river

 

work your own
fields

to bring forth
sweet-smelling
plants

and rose

 

Shape up
the tree

being tender
to its roots

and life-stream

 

The candle
cries
out its burn

so should you

 

Bring down decrepit houses
and make
way for community
gardens

 

Break way
from all that madness

do not be
restrained
constrained
confinement

your life is meant to be Lived!

 

You want the whole
World
then seek it

don’t be content
with just one platter
of fish

 

Water and Fire
elements of life

be cooled when you are hot

be heated when you’ve
become stagnant

flow
and flame

continuous motion
upwards and down stream

 

Don’t live life
with jagged rock-outcroppings
all the time

be like grass
sweet

embrace dew
celebrate the Sun

let flowers grow
around you

 

The Sun pours
down atop our heads

The Clouds pour
down their rainbeds

Be a vessel
a container for all that
the world has to offer

when it falls
down
down
down

 

Our true Lovers
are always there for us

always ready to embrace
sometimes to scream
and shake

other times
to caress
and spoon

 

You’ve been trying
to keep your clothes
from getting wet

not getting too close
to the water’s edge

but let yourself
get drenched!

 

Let us remove
our clothes
and be as nature
intends

Let us no longer
be embarrassed
and wear the
makings of men

 

Walk longly
on the beach

Slowly strolling
footstep
after footstepping

Seagulls passing
keep going

it will find you

 

Find those who
are like
you

wherever they are
who

different clothes
different skin-tone

same
kinship Kingdom

 

When your minds
aflutter
when your insides
roar with clatter
and clutter

its time to let
things go

so you can come
to know
new moments

 

The Seasons
change

new buds blossoming
trees willowing

shadows elongating
time
demonstrates
it changes

so you
too

must shed your skin
to vital-begin

 

If only you could
break free
of your own shacklings

you would
see how

blue is the sky

 

Smash the links
with the sledgehammer
fist

free yourself
from inner torment

 

What you lay
in waste
in ruin

is new beginning
standing in front of you
as Adam

Man
generate self-transcend

 

Let your robes
be torn

open up your chest
cavity

emotions are meant
to be expressed
and dispelled
into the world

dispense
expense

Yes

 

It is happening
now

World
all around

don’t hesitate
don’t wait

be a part
of the life stream
rafting
through torrents
and dreams

 

We think we know
what should be
what we want
to have happening

but sometimes
thing happen
in order
that others don’t

which we couldn’t
have possibly
have known

ahead of the
stream

 

Don’t get caught
up in doubting
what you haven’t even
done yet

Do it!

Be a vessel for Creation
let it flow

you will know
post-fact

but by then you’ll be
on to the next thing

so long as you keep
in the company

of merry
well-wishing

and friends

 

Only through low swooping
patterns
time and again

do Birds
eventually make
great arches
whole planet
lengths

 

Strive to get
beyond all the barriers
and embodiments

to the truth
and essence

of what really Is
happening

 

You are being heard
by that
which you can’t
see

it is close
to you
the nape of your neck

that’s why your
hair is standing

 

Tonight
do what you didn’t
last night

so that when
dreams come

they are of
Love and fulfillment

not unrest

 

I am so tired
of all the images
in my head

I have to let go

I can no longer
be the flag
the symbol

I just am
pneumatic

the wind