Free Verse # 110 (a dewdrop vanishing inside the rose)

I am wine-spirit
bubbling in the vessel of your heart.
At night you pour me,
a froth of stars in the sky.
At dusk and dawn
a crimson kiss uniting
darkness and light.

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In my heart you are the ocean
and I a river rushing to your open embrace,
anxious and full of joy
to reach the source of all life,
dawn’s fountain of grace.

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We are lovers through and through.
Fiery threshing only removes our clothes,
bringing our core and face to merge
into a fountain of light.

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I dream of love not as a negation of all being
but as a place outside of place,
a time outside of time
where no being is left to negate.

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In the presence of my beloved
I become wholly transparent,
a pure soul soaking in
her breath and fountain-eyes,
drowning in her essence,
a dewdrop vanishing inside the rose.

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Does the Sufi whirl?
Or does he stand still as around him
the whole world whirls and spins?

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Arriving and leaving at every moment, I am nowhere to be found.

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