The Revelation

This poem is a response to Shereen Aljarrah‘s splendidly vivid piece: “Confession“.

After Attar’s ‘The Conference  of the Birds’ - By: Francesco Clemente

Journey for Union of Love

I desire you
like flower desires the Sun,
like leaves desire the dew-drops;
to survive, to grow,
to have a constant alluring glow.

I praise you
like a man who spends whole night
as a drunk, in the stupor.
Though lips don’t confess,
heart still sings your appraisals.

I miss you
like a poet remembers
the favorite crescent,
always mercurial in face.
Yet remaining the same
in the essence.

I perceive you
like mystic observes
the beloved’s presence,
in nothing with sole appearance,
yet in everything that’s present.

I honor you
like samurai treats the code of the warrior,
as monk treats the patience.
With utmost sincerity
and devotion to the way.
Destined to fall in all other case.

I seek your disclosures,
like a steadfast wanderer,
a journey man who cherishes
the marvels of the way
more than finding a static destination.

I mix in you
like waves merge in the ocean,
like sand rolls in a desert,
like ice melts in a water,
like wind dwells with the fire.
Emerging out as a single entity in the end.

– Dedicated to the lovers who love the very idea of love, for they have to journey through the stages of eternal love.

Image Credits: After Fariduddin Attar‘s ‘The Conference of the Birds’ – by Francesco Clemente (maryboonegallery.com)

8 thoughts on “The Revelation

  1. These lines I love:
    I seek your disclosures,
    like a steadfast wanderer, a journey man who cherishes the marvels of the way more than finding a static destination.

    I mix in you
    like waves merge in the ocean, like sand rolls in a desert, like ice melts in a water, like wind dwells with the fire. Emerging out as a single entity in the end.

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