Saturday, November 23, 2013

Becoming Your Face

Becoming Your Face

Picture the face of your Beloved becoming your
face. And His body fitting on you like a coat
you won’t take off again.

Don’t move so fast now, when such a rare kiss
is being offered. For what lips can really connect
with a body wired to a mind that is darting about
in a manic hurry?

From this new perspective, look inside the Heart
you have sought so long to be near. Try and go
deep into it. Is it not your own, and mine too?

          In ten years time are you rooted into someone's soul? Or does it happen much sooner, like in the spaces between moments? I believe it can happen in ten seconds if two people are twin flames, meant to build a pyre together. And the whole thing about taking up roots, Hafiz takes it one step further. You not only grow together, but also become one. Love does that. I like this quote by Johnny Cash, when asked for his description of paradise: “This morning, with her, having coffee.” Love does that too, it slow your mind down, so you can see hear your soul.

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