Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

"Don't gain the world and lose your soul,
widsom is better than silver or gold..."
      - Bob Marley-

Monday, March 22, 2010

Yesterday, the Nightingale was singing
 a beautiful song by the stream:
"You could make a rose out of rubies,
emeralds and gold--
but would it have a scent?"

Hello Spring, I love you...

Thursday, March 18, 2010

War of the Hearts

I could aim
but I could not fire
Got a bullet to spare
to kill my desire

Who's calling the shots
One of us must make the peace
To have or to have not
The fire has got to cease

I'm loaded
don't know where to point this thing
It's a sin
how we hit where it hurts

Who's calling the shots
One of us must end this masquerade
To have or to have not
Let's heal the wounds that we've made

It's a war of the hearts
I've got a bullet to spare
don't wanna send it your way
If you wanna end it
just say.

It's a war of the hearts
-"War of the Hearts" song by Sade

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

"The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost." 
- Anonymous

Monday, March 8, 2010

I didn't trust it for a moment,
but I drank it anyway,
the wine of my own poetry.
It gave me the daring to take hold
of the darkness and tear it down
and cut it into little pieces.
--Lalla, Contemporary of Hafiz

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

How I love the Daf

This poem below changed my life many years ago.  It introduced me to the world of Hafiz and Rumi--in a way that God had sent to me.  I fell upon it in a beautiful way which was clear as water that God wanted it for me.

I fell across this poem 9 years ago and my life was never the same.

Don't surrender your loneliness so quickly,
let it cut more deep.
Let it ferment and season you
as few human or even divine ingredients can.
Something missing in my heart tonight
has made my eyes so soft,
my voice so tender.
My need of God

What Happens? -Hafiz

What happens when your soul
Begins to awaken
Your eyes
And your heart
And the cells of your body
To the great Journey of Love?

First there is wonderful laughter
And probably precious tears

And a hundred sweet promises
And those heroic vows
No one can ever keep.

But still God is delighted and amused
You once tried to be a saint.

What happens when your soul
Begins to awake in this world

To our deep need to love
And serve the Friend?

O the Beloved
Will send you
One of His wonderful, wild companions ~
Like Hafiz.
Subhan'Allah, I can't even describe what this poem does to my heart!!!!

The small man
Builds cages for everyone

While the sage,
Who has to duck his head
When the moon is low,
Keeps dropping keys all night long
For the
Tender words we spoke
to one another
are sealed
in the secret vaults of heaven.
One day like rain,
they will fall to earth
and grow green
all over the world.

Desse Barama (Peace) by Hamza El Din

The world shines about me,
luminous as the moon, smiling like a rose,
and a sweet benediction
flows through everything existing.
How beautiful life is.
I marvel at people who are not in love with life.
You, my girl, are beautiful,
and your beauty,
like the beautiful thought of peace,
belongs to the eternity.
Detest war and destruction.
When you go to the riverbank,
and the sun sets in the evening,
the waters of the river will be rippling softly,
and from a distance, in the twilight, you will see white sails.
A song of the boatman will come from there.
'Today no suffering, no suffering.'
The world shines about me,
luminous as the moon,
smiling like a rose.