Sufism – The Way of Love

Part IV

Your leaves
are the
consequence

of the root
system taking
in nutrients
from beneath

Earth
sustain and provide
for me
while I dance
like a tree

 

Unable to find our
true Lovers

we bite at one
another

 

While the wealthy
man strolls
through his
garden of extravagant
wealth

the poor man
prostrates
himself on the humble
ground

and finds
the deepest
wealth withing
and around him

 

Don’t be constantly
ducking and moving
around your own
inner cavernous
chambers

Be still relax
and act

like you’re on a path

 

Everyone has that
which makes him smile

Children love sweet things

Men can be rams
or
they can treat themselves
to the sweet grass

growing beneath
their own toe

 

The Donkey
stuck in the mud
struggles in vain
to free itself

Relax
let it settle
don’t cause too much
commotion
and wrestle

 

You sought after
something which was dead
and that’s what you’ve
found

so now
that know what a lying ass
is

get up
dust yourself off

and Profound

 

Don’t be like a boy
throwing stones
turned into a man
with his spear
and arrows

use those Turkish mulberries
to make delicious
aromas

and set the table

 

We were born to do great
things

our Mother turns her
back to us
when we instead
chose to act like children
trapped in men’s heads

 

The Bird trapped
in its cage

it is us
unable to be free

 

Groping and Grasping
keep on looking
and
you will find
your Friend

 

Friend
step forward
and when you place
your foot on the ground
let it be firm
atop my head
and mine
upon yours

 

His rejoicing
makes me smile

I stay
for a while

 

Do not put fragile
things in my way

when I’m mad
with ecstasy

unless you too are
crazy

and willing to
heap shards
of clay pots
no longer working

 

Not finding what is truly
meant for me

brings greater satisfaction
than acquiring
all the gold
I can see

 

In the marketplace
what is it we try to find
try to buy

we can’t buy that
which is only
to be found

within ourselves

 

Let my true Companion
always have a place
at my dinner table
in my bed
in front of my house
to protect me as a guard-dog

and me Him

 

When I find what I’m looking
for
I will hold onto it

tight

so it can never let go
unless it takes
me

along for the ride

 

Sweep away the dirt
dust and sut

to make way
for cleanliness
and fresh breath
of life

 

We tremble
like leaves in the fall
wind-air blow

We are excited
anxious
nervous

it will come
Welcome World
into my Home

 

Break away from
your past limitations

in the continual
pursuit
of new-forms
of personality

 

Tear up the foundations
of the House
which is not your True Home

Do not let it any longer
encumber
you entrapping you in

for you have life to Live

 

I am the raging torrential
flame
bursting others trash
into Nothingness

I am the bonfire
I am a lion
I roar roar roar

that’s how things happen

 

The parrot
dropped
dead

not wanting to utter
another
mis-truth

 

You are fearful
of giving up what you have

of this becoming that

but it can never change
what is essence

Do not be afraid
Embrace

 

Be gentle
be careful
not even to breathe
too loudly
or you’ll fog up the mirror
with mist

and be unable
to see Love’s reflection
again

 

Be strong now
that you are still young

so that when the moment
of death comes

you will be prepared
to be Strong

 

I see the child running
from his house
with glee

his and mine
one and the same
thing

 

Life is to be lived
for the sake
of True Friendship

all else
is icing on the proverbial
Cake

 

That which feeds
our soul
is to be with the Ones
we Love

nothing less
nothing more

 

We sing together
We sleep together

We do everything together
my Lover and me

for we are the
same Being

 

You are not yet
aware of the Wisdom
contained within you

You are Solomon
you are the wise Man

be him
you can

 

We were so close
my Lover and I

but I got caught
up in the web of entanglements
of other men’s
thoughts and concerns

I let myself
fall into their hands
and get burned

 

You’re inner voice
is your counsel

Heed it!

Let it Ring from
your mountaintops
when the passions
flame
up
stay true
to what never stops

 

Remove thinking
so that the
stream
can
just flow through you
outward
and in

like breath movement

 

Do not worry
what they
say

they always
say

they say
say say
say

that’s why they
are they

and I
am I

 

How long shall
we hoist up children’s
playthings
as if they were
meant for a King?

Break free of pastimes
for future times
and
the greatest

present

 

To see your face
is all I desire

Don’t let me get
closed in by these
castle walls

 

Breathing in heavy
you soon become
winded

but exhaling slowly
you prepare
yourself
to be filled with great
tranquil warmth

 

I was but a mere insect
walking around
doing this and that

now
I am a proud
insect
walking around
doing this and that

without regret

 

All that’s happened
has

now let’s clear
a path

for what Can

 

I am but the shadow
of the tree

you are the sun
shining

 

“Hear I am”
is called out
into the wilderness
of ourselves

but do we respond?

 

I’ve been lying
here in my room
sick dying
and ill

but I called for you
and you answered me back

water-pitcher filled
my cheeks
turn to rose

new Life!
Love

spring-time

 

The Water
is contained in the skin
holding cell

and I could wish
for no better

well

 

Weakness is not
a bad thing
it means you long
for something
there is pain
in your eyes

good you can
still see
something

 

The Tambourine
and Drum
can only be themselves
when you
play them

Strum

 

Only through Love
do we come together
and recombinate
to create
new

Other

 

Put down the one
Cup
in order to pick up
the other

the one which
has what you never
bothered to
ask for
from your local
bartender

 

True Love
melts the doors
so the whole world
could see

if only they
knew its meaning

 

Let your Body
Kiss
your Spirit’s
lips

 

Love that which is
happening

not that which has
been fastened
down

and told to sit still

 

Be Hungry
just a bit
to see more clearly
the meaning of Longing

 

To be caught
in Rapture
is to transcend all bodily
forms

to get caught
up in that whirlwind
of unexpressionable
expression

directed towards
upwards and beyond

 

You cannot meet
the lady fair
until
you realize
you are Her

and She
is You
in the mirror of the soul

 

The Candle’s light
shows beauty

not what is illuminated
but the illuminescence

 

Drawn to others
you share
something

whatever that may be
go towards
it

and See

 

The Man who is looking
calls to me

and me to him
I will help you find
Him
just so long as you realize
He
may be Ourselves

 

When there is Truth
Love and Beauty
there is no forms to behold it

it transcends all
without limit

even I and Me
cannot contend with all Reality
we become
dissolved like sugar cane

 

In Joy
we find the true
meaning
of Life

What is Kind
What is Right

let the rest
be left Behind

Today I say
this thing
and so it is written

Tomorrow I will
say something else
so have I spoken