In Each, a Dervish!

In the human heart,
a sublime dance.

In the alternation
of seasons,
a sublime dance.

In the heavens’
circumambulating,
a sublime dance;

planets gently float
in their longing

for the Center,
the pulse sings
its lifetime’s song

to color the Earth,
then simply returns

to the Word in its
aspiration to draw
closer to the Center:

still the same dance!
Mankind and the upper

spheres: no difference.
Our motions express
the sole longing,

they are loud pulls
toward the Cause too.

See how children
laugh, play, move
in vertiginous circles?

Adults need to wake up
for in each, lo! A dervish.

~<Nocturnal Light

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Sufi Poetry

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s