|Both light and
shadow are the dance of Love.
Love has no cause, it
is the astrolabe of God's secrets.
Lover and loving are inseparable
Although I may try to
when I experience
it, I am speechless.
Although I may try
to write about love, I
am rendered helpless.
My pen breaks, and
the paper slips away
at the ineffable
lover loving and loved are one.
Every moment is made
glorious by the light of Love.
A lover asked his beloved,
Do you love yourself more than you love me?
replied, I have died to myself and I live for you.
disappeared from myself and my attributes,
present only for you.
forgotten all my learnings,
from knowing you I've become a
lost all my strength, but from your power I am able.
myself...I love you.
you...I love myself.
am so small I can barely be seen.
can this great love be inside me?
at your eyes, they are small but they
see enormous things.
You were born with potential
You were born with goodness and trust
You were born with ideals and dreams
You were born with greatness
You were born with wings
You are not meant for crawling, so don't
You have wings
Learn to use them and fly!
where are you going? Who are you looking for?
beloved is right here. She lives in your own neighborhood.
Her face is
veiled. She hides behind screens calling for you,
search and lose yourself in the wilderness and the desert.
looking for flowers, there blooms a garden in your own home.
go looking for trinkets, your treasure house awaits you
in your own
being. There is no need for suffering, God is here!
are the mirror as well as the face in it.
are tasting the taste this minute of eternity.
are pain and what cures pain both.
are the sweet cold water and the jar that pours.
want to hold you close like a lute so we can cry out with loving.
would rather throw stones at a mirror?
am your mirror, and here are the stones.
You bewilder us with your grace,
evils transformed into goodness.
are the master alchemist.
light the fire of love in Earth and Sky,
heart and soul of every being.
and non-existence merge.
that is profane becomes sacred again.
Is it your face that adorns this garden?
your fragrance that intoxicates this garden?
your Spirit that has made this brook a river of wine?
have looked for you, and died searching in this garden,
you hide behind the scenes.
this pain is not for those who come as lovers.
are easy to find here.
are in the breeze and in this river of wine.
love...nothing is eternal, but drinking your wine.
is no reason for bringing my life to you,
than losing it. I said, I just want to know you,
disappear. She said, knowing me does not mean dying.
everything for love.
you are a true human being.
not, leave this gathering.
doesn't reach into majesty.
set out to find God, but then you keep
for long periods at mean-spirited roadhouses.
wait any longer. Dive in the ocean, leave and let the
be you. Silent, absent, walking an empty road, all praise.
heart is burning with love. All
can see this flame.
heart is pulsing with passion, like
waves on an ocean.
friends have become strangers and
I'm surrounded by enemies.
I'm free as the wind, no longer hurt
by those who approach me.
at home, wherever I am. And
in the room of lovers I can see with closed eyes
the beauty that dances. Behind the veils
intoxicated with love, I too dance the rhythm
of this moving world. I have lost my
senses in this world of lovers.
at me and hear me,
I am here...
am your moon and your moonlight too
am your flower garden and your water too.
have come all this way eager for you,
shoes or shawl.
want you to laugh, to kill all your worries, to
love you, to nourish you.
sweet bitterness, I will soothe you and heal you.
will bring you roses. I too have been covered with thorns.
This is how I
would die into the love I have for you:
of cloud dissolve in Sunlight.
A lover knows only
has no choice.
steals into your alley at night, he has no choice.
longs to kiss every lock of your hair, don't fret, he has no choice.
his frenzied love for you, he longs to break the chains of
imprisonment, he has no choice.
sky was lit by the splendor of the moon,
powerful I fell to the ground.
love has made
am ready to forsake this worldly life
surrender to the magnificence of your being.
am your lover, come to my side, I will open the gate to your love.
settle with me, let us be neighbors to the stars.
have been hiding so long, endlessly drifting in the sea of my love.
so, you have always been connected to me.
revealed, in the unknown, in the un-manifest.
am life itself. You have been a prisoner of a little pond,
am the ocean and its turbulent flood. Come merge with me,
this world of ignorance. Be with me, I will open the gate to
come to us from another world,
beyond the stars and the void of space.
pure, of unimaginable beauty.
with you the essence of love.
transform all who are touched by you.
concerns, troubles and sorrows dissolve in your presence,
joy to ruler and ruled, to peasant and King.
arouse me with your touch, although
I can't see your hands.
have kissed me with tenderness, although
I haven't seen your lips.
are hidden from me, but it is
you who keeps me alive.
the time will come, when you
will tire of kisses,
be happy even from insults from you.
ask that you keep some attention on me.
Because the idol
is your face,
I have become an idolater.
Because the wine
is from your cup,
I've become a
In the existence
of your love,
I have become
non-existence, linked to you,
is better than all
do not exist, am not an entity in this world or the next,
descend from Adam and Eve or any origin story.
place is the placeless, a trace of the traceless. Neither body
belong to the beloved, have seen the two worlds as one
that one call to and know, first, last, outer, inner,
breath breathing human being.
The moon has become
a dancer at this festival of love.
This dance of light,
this sacred blessing, this divine love
beckons us to a
world beyond, that only lovers can see with their
eyes of fiery
passion. They are the chosen ones who have surrendered.
they were particles of light, now
they are the radiant sun.
They have left
behind the world of defeat-full games.
They are the privileged
lovers who created new worlds
with their eyes of
am bewildered by the magnificence of your beauty,
wish to see you with a hundred eyes....
am in the house of mercy,
my heart is a place of prayer.