Friday, April 28, 2017

Sheri Kling - The Beloved

 

My heart yearns for the Beloved

my body aches

to merge in union with the One

who sees my holiness.

If only my own eyes could see

what my Beloved sees of me.

If only my own ears could hear

what my Beloved hears of me.

If only my own mind could know

what my Beloved knows of me,

I would be healed.

If I, like Mary, let him

have his way with me,

I will conceive his Word

and birth divinity.

So ravish me, Beloved.

Satisfy my desire.

Enter every closed and darkened place

and pour your radiant Light,

your blazing Love

into every part of me.

Set me on fire,

so that all that is dross

is turned to ash.

And I am left

breathless,

shining.


 
 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Bulleh Shah - Bulleya to me, I am not known



Not a believer inside the mosque, am I
Nor a pagan disciple of false rites
Not the pure amongst the impure
Neither Moses, nor the Pharoh

Bulleya! to me, I am not known

Not in the holy Vedas, am I
Nor in opium, neither in wine
Not in the drunkard’s intoxicated craze
Neither awake, nor in a sleeping daze

Bulleya! to me, I am not known

In happiness nor in sorrow, am I
Neither clean, nor a filthy mire
Not from water, nor from earth
Neither fire, nor from air, is my birth


Bulleya! to me, I am not known

Not an Arab, nor Lahori
Neither Hindi, nor Nagauri
Hindu, Turk, nor Peshawari
Nor do I live in Nadaun

Bulleya! to me, I am not known

Secrets of religion, I have not known
From Adam and Eve, I am not born
I am not the name I assume
Not in stillness, nor on the move

Bulleya! to me, I am not known

I am the first, I am the last
None other, have I ever known
I am the wisest of them all
Bulleh! do I stand alone?

Bulleya! to me, I am not known


 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Hafiz - Join Me in the Pure Atmosphere



I slip in and out of the Sea at night with this
Amazed soul I have.
I am like a magnificent, magic ocean turtle
Who sets aside his vast wings of
Blue effulgence
When I crawl upon your shores
To leave my divine seed of verse.
Let me remain cryptic tonight
All the way till dawn
As I orbit God
In this holy, ecstatic mood.
Grab hold of the corners
Of my luminous, tender shell
And I will whirl for you,
For I am covered with eminent crystals
That I have gathered from the infinite depths
Of love.
Follow my tracks in the sand that lead
Beyond thought and space,
For I can see deep down
That you are really a golden bird
That needs to
Dance
With your spirit enraptured and ascending
On the currents of Light -
On the currents of His
Breath.
Join me with your hands, wings, hoofs or fins
In my sublime applause.
Join me in the pure atmosphere of gratitude
For life.
I slip in and out of the Moon each night
With a gracious ease
With this brilliant heart I have.
The Beautiful Friend, the Exquisite One,
Sometimes steps from His Invisible Body
And walks upon our shore
So that we might see and know
His radiant Tender Shell-
His eminent crowns
That are the three worlds.
O grab hold of the hem of His skirt
As He spins this Universe on an emerald
Dance floor!
Cling to the Transcendent Elements in His glance
As the Beloved forever whirls
His Love.
Hafiz
Slips in and out of God at night
Tied to his own amazed
Soul.

source Poet Seers

 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Pir Elias Amidon ~ Homage to the One



To this transparent light, clearness itself, omnipresent as space,
to This, the host of all that appears,
to This, the non-locatable, spontaneous here-and-now,
to This that is identical with the openness of all those who,
whether known or unknown, have recognized its simple presence;
to This, our vibrant home, never created
so never able to cease,
to this unseen light, the most familiar presence of now,
indistinguishable from the bones in our face
and the tongue in our mouth,
indistinguishable from our most intimate thoughts and feelings,
yet beyond all limitation,
to this infinite kindness that allows everything to appear,
we bow down.


 




Naomi Stone - This mystery...



 Since I became aware
of the great mystery of love
I see how the moving ways
of such a shape shifting catalyst
becomes an infusion
of energy
bringing the human form
to life
and how the light dances
through us
turning the universe
into an explosion of colors

My gaze
hovers gratefully on
the wonder of how it falls
into patterns like a kaleidoscope
in this turning world
shaping life into
never ending manifestations
of wonder..

As my awareness grows
it heightens my sense
of the process
of creating
and I feel
the Source
of the living Presence
within this beauty
streaming life
and breath to empower
our becoming..

The expanding revelation
ripens into
a feeling of belonging
as an offspring
of the creator
and the incredible
inclusiveness of evolving
from lover to Beloved
giving deeply to create
a world...somehow
a new spring opens
within us.

To try and explain such a miracle
is beyond our abilities
so we begin to live
into this mystery
of belonging
and opening to the truth
of great love as
our reason for being
as we perfectly
spiral into deep vibrations
of Joy
and the sacred
revelation
of why we are here.






Jiddu Krishnamurti - The book of life