And I read further that long ago ‘souls collect
atoms of radiance‘ and that ‘glow, garbed with a flame came’ to the lips of a Persian poet. And that now humankind dreams to transform and connect again in metaphor through mountainside and monastery with candle, match and lamp at hand.
omega with alph a,
forgiveness in flowe r,
day screame d
intrusions o f
anxious overspil l,
nourishing Anim a,
candle in my drea m,
enlighten embers in m e
An offering inspired by Hazrat Inayat Khan,
(The Sufi Message, vol 1 p 121)
‘Breath is the ego and ego is the breath.’
hear dum b
outside tim e.
‘Spheres of Light, lighten this orB.’
pashtun Pars i
risen Chris t
shining withi n.
oil for mid-nigh t
Love s igh,
inspire in thi s
guest’s physi o
Spirit Arise, ego descends.
S ens e
p raisin g
i nfern o,
r aise d
i nsid e
t, ouche s
A ngeli c
r aptur e
s oile d
e. xces s.
S olac e
p ulsin g
i ncognit o,
r eturne d
i ncandescens e
t, ransform s
A cidi c
r epos e
s acre d
e. cho s.
formless beyond description
arisen upon descent
saving all-told from destruction
a presence that Perfection sent.
spreading laced veils before us
we smile and cry through our strife
mourning, while weal’s keep on turning
salt weaving the woundings of life.
borne high we stoop low for a season
to carry the wrong with the right
we weigh every load upon reason
just like beasts in the burden of night.
yet spirits smile silent upon us
sweet fragrances sent in the sky
even tides sway to know moonlight
ravines weep down steep mountainside.
eagles charm Light with their feathering
angel wings balm every soar
Love reigns to sooth with Her weathering
Life water flows deep in our core.
these heaves of people pleasing
entrances rays to gift
such warm embrace upon this
mistifying living haze.
ancient Presence dances sighs so
peacefulness un-creases thus so
dried-on earth-bound tears
deeply seep and future soothe
untold and fearful atmospheres.
Fragrances in dampened clay
re-concieve to re-discover hidden ways to
sparkle golden unknown easefulness
rebirthed in ageless tender Breath.
Breezes breathe-in, pores steep to refresh.
Light breathing-out in wordless oneness.
Your presence is dancing me
late into evening
releasing You breathe in me
lessons in lessening
enlivening so soulfully
salt dreamings and weathering
till sleep sliding othernesss
untethers me from all of us.