Sufism – The Way of Love

Part VII

A True Person
Filled with Goodness
who searches for Love
not Money

is so hard to find

most precious of all

 

When you sleep
know that you are Protected
by the World

which rocks you
gently
never betraying you
though
sometimes
it feels tight
when you’re held close

 

Like Seaweed
we are lost at Sea

but let us be
in the Ocean
of Mother Love

and then
the salt will
not be brine

but hugs

 

Keep on going
forward
onward through

don’t let the distance
get to you

do not be afraid
to fear
but do not be afraid
either

 

If the rulers of Men
were true Kings
they would lay
down their arms
their weapons

for more important
Being

 

I do not desire
to be known

I do not seek
Fame or Fortune

merely
to be One with the One
I Love

 

Will I ever make it
to where I want to go

or will I die
before that happens
here in the moonshine
screen-door

under the archways
of highways
and movements
of other men
hustling and bustling
abounding

sometimes I just
don’t know

but still I go

 

The ruler
heard footsteps
above his head

and was told it
was camels
dancing on the rooftops

“How could this be?”
He inquired of them
but they responded

“Is it any more ridiculous
than a man thinking
he can find Love
through oppressing others?”

and so the Ruler
put down his scabbard
and throne

and went

to his true Home

 

Strike the drum
with your hand-palm
let the beat
resound
into the world’s
air waves

and make waves
of beautiful Love music
to assuage the breasts
of even those most
ravaged and
savaged jests

 

Striving for material
possessions

you are lost

Striving to escape this
world in irreality

you are lost

but don’t worry
all is not

 

One Ruler
would give up his
whole kingdom
for the contentment
found in true peace

if he could only
get to the essence
of that almond
stuck between
his teeth

 

I don’t want
to seem respectable
that’s not my concern

those men can
have their own pity-party
of false virtue

I have Love to Learn

 

Forget those ambitions
to follow the ways
of men

those politicians
and scum

you are the son
of a King!

Don’t you see
your true regal nature
calling to you

Beckoning

 

I let myself
fly about the room

drinking Wine
on the road
to sacred Homes

Bethlehem
welcomes me to
its doors

 

Let others
be proud of their
horse and carriage

you don’t need
all that baggage

 

Do not worry
what others want to have

Have what it is
you
truly need

Love and Friendship
kindness joy
contentment madness

whatever comes
in this great Ball
of Life-time

 

Find safety
in knowing
you are going according
to the dictates of
you-through
and
World-blown tune

not other Man

 

Every moment
in time gives
to you what you need
in that moment

but are you listening?

 

Don’t you see
you are a King
you are thee

let yourself be heralded
by your own mind

let yourself live
on a throne
in your own life

no longer be a slave
to them
on the outside

 

The rider goes
by and the dust
is kicked up

it swirls
and whirls
around you

don’t be transfixed by dust!

Go in the direction
of the horse

towards What

 

Every thing manifests
the eternal reality in itself

the stew is cooked from
a variety of ingredients

open up the pot
take the lid of

and breathe in
its waft

 

The Staff of Moses
thrown down
on the ground

became a serpent
with Truth as its
venom

making the ground
shake
with nervousness
of what
was to come

 

Do not listen to
that garbage blasting
all day long

don’t you know
there are beautiful
songs?

 

Sometimes
you must lose all of your
feathered-winged
attachments

before you can truly
take off towards
your personal destiny

 

Your soul
will have to bear
the burden of thousands
of fingers pointed
in opposite directions

laughing hysterical
stupid

its part of the process
Chin Up
not enough
is enough
but more there is to come

 

Sometimes we
maybe blinded by our positions

this is unfortunate
remission

given the situation
taken
give back all will be forgiven

 

So long as
you are doing what
is true inward

no matter what
happens outward

there is no regret

 

While the goat
may be last to get
to the well and drink

on the way
home it will be the
first

so did it think

 

We all want
different things

but really
we want the Same Thing

 

If only we would
stop arguing
about meaning

we could
sit down at the table
of friendship

and eat real things

 

The one dries
clothing

the other makes them
wet

seemingly at odds
they are a pair

doing opposite
sides
of the same process

 

Like the Wise Old
Man

the grapes
grow into maturation
and their juices
are sweet
sweet

fermentation

 

The lion and the gazelle
used to be
One

with the World
in nature

harmonics
function

now there is disrepair
bring back
the Wisdom
of Solomon!

 

Notice how all things
come and go

even the stars
hide behind the Sun-Sky
of Daytime

Night brings them back

Moon
Wax

You too should Wane
and ebb and flow

for there is time
for all tides
to come and go

 

Do not be jealous
of other’s happiness

the fish is not
envious of the Ocean’s
magnanimous

be happy
to be a part of
the swimming process

 

It is through contact
that there is life

the water
and the plant
together create fruit
lemon trees

man and woman
baby

all things
the planets
too

in sacred harmony

 

Dance on the rooftops
of Man

to sing your Song
of Joy
to the Clouds
Sky

Nighttime

Fly!

 

It’s easy
to say I’ve found the thing
but that’s
only because
you’ve stopped looking

 

Like your face
life too has its imperfections

a hair
a wrinkle in time
side burns
tossed curls

a nose

just relax
let it go

 

We live
in this very particular
reality of here and now

but too
we bask in the eternal
Nowhere of the Soul

such as our double-life
the limelight
of our stage

so be it
Live it

this is Life

 

Go forth faster
faster forward at greater
greater distances

like the star
which never
moves

but gives off light
in bursts

 

Take care for your
interior
world
as much as other
men care about
the world of externality

 

The greatest
journey
is inward

through your own
self
you are a microcosm
of the World’s Wealth

 

We take on
these forms
these particularities

that’s what it means
to be human

Body and Spirit

You and Me

We are here together
participating in this
life-World

Planetary

 

Bread is nothing
unless eaten

so to with Truth

 

From the inorganic
matter of stone and rock
through the unicellular
and multi-cellular
existential
realities of organisms

to becoming us

it is a process
a circle
coming and going
different worlds
levels of consciousness

in this One World
this One Conscious Being
that is Life-Force

Energy

 

We must encounter
and overcome all things

in order to evolve
to transcend to find
Unity
and Connection

but don’t throw out
the Ocean
for our boats
need friction
to paddle beyond them

 

Good and Evil
Death and Life

it all comes from
the same Stem

Plant of Life

Nourish me
take me do with me
what you will
I will do all I can

 

The world with all its Things
they come to be
begin and end
take shape
manifest
destiny

and Me

Wonderment

This is Time-flowing by
I am happy
to be a part of it all

not side-line