Posts Tagged ‘love’
Never more crimson my love’s cheeks tinted
Than the sun in leave- taking hour blushed,
Said she, ‘You’re much sinn’d ‘gainst as I, by death,
We part to be one with earth’s treasures mix’d’.
The Planets whizz past the pod
And see the confluence of the living
And the dead-these are memories
The Greater Pod beyond the pulse
Of Time and Space
Has laid out by rule and line.
Seek memory what is not graven in your eye-
I seek your verity and dare not make difference of what is or what was.
It is the seed in What will be-
Love is a pod where nothing spills asunder.
I let Venus immolate in a fireball
That belllowed a storm in her wake.
Andromeda and her sisters wept
While my silvery shafts broke fall
Between the Great Divide of matter-
No matter the dark matter do have a say
When I say yea to be integral
And indivisible of the Pod Illumined
Beyond my silly sentiments of
Being straight as an arrow
In a Space where the bulls eye
Pulses every point one dwells upon.
I take the blame I bowed my knees to gods
That sounded euphonious
But left those who dared not bear a name as such.
Love was silent and yet carried her name well;
So was he who chose Love but dared not
Seek gender as such.
Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form. ~Rumi
In the dream of waning moon
Is a dream she has in her hold.
Am I not a dream my mother told
With her gut-wrenching sigh?
Her joy of a child fed and washed by her vitals
Was a dream waiting to be told.
So it is decreed from old and so shall it hold
When we like a passing dream
are swept up from holy garments to fill
And color every dream that Love shall
In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. ~Rumi
Be the beacon that sweeps its wide arc
Where procession of stars, sun and the moon
Take turns to renew their eternal cycles
of Being and Becoming;
Oh Love the sea may whimper
Oceans may rage-
how these vain strivings carry with them
man whose worth is of now and never beyond;
It is a fever of living, a dream.
When you have set your fire on me
This unbearable lightness of existence makes want soar
Along the thermals,
Well beyond mart and the rabble
Be one with you: eternally cleansing, searching and reaching beyond Time and Space .
Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life. ~Rumi
Pangs of life have seared me to skin and bones,
Oh lover of my soul;
But you sent Mercy to feed me
Wild apples which were early for season;
It must be a boon neither for good men nor for the poor-
But Mercy must have her own reasons,I admit
And how has it fleshed me out!
In joy muscles wrap around bones and packs marrow.
Of Mercy she grudges never.
How has the skin taken to its tints?
For Mercy comes never alone but with her brood-
And love its badge that even fools cannot miss.
Desire and Love
Desire is bound as free an idea love is,
As free to go as the earth anywhere as wind;
But bound as she is to solid earth there is
Desire shaped something solid
And always dreading the void;
It’s at loss for abstractions, of love for its sake:
The roiling mad sea to its depths would shake-
Love must be what runs it, lo and behold
Through very pulse of low and high tide.
(Love winks in the waning of the moon
And leaves the sea to tumultuous distraction.)
Desire the oil when dropt calms the sea
Though it has lost the hold, the rede.
Bond and Free
Love has earth to which she clings
With hills and circling arms about–
Wall within wall to shut fear out.
But Thought has need of no such things,
For Thought has a pair of dauntless wings.
On snow and sand and turn, I see
Where Love has left a printed trace
With straining in the world’s embrace.
And such is Love and glad to be
But Thought has shaken his ankles free.
Thought cleaves the interstellar gloom
And sits in Sirius’ disc all night,
Till day makes him retrace his flight
With smell of burning on every plume,
Back past the sun to an earthly room.
His gains in heaven are what they are.
Yet some say Love by being thrall
And simply staying possesses all
In several beauty that Thought fares far
To find fused in another star.