Aug 23, 2015

Looking for your face



From the beginning of my life
 I have been looking for your face
 but today I've seen it.

Today, I've seen the charm
 the beauty
 and the unfathomable grace 
of the face that I was looking for.

Today, I've found you
 and those who laughed and scorned me yesterday
 are sorry they were not looking as I did.

I am bewildered by the magnificence of your beauty 
and wish to see you with a hundred eyes.

My heart has burned with passion and has searched forever
 for this wondrous beauty that I now behold. 

I am ashamed to call this love human
 and afraid of god to call it divine.

Your fragrant breath like the morning breeze 
has come to the stillness of the garden.

You have breathed new life into me. 

I have become your sunshine and also your shadow.

My soul is screaming ecstasy.

Every fiber of my being is in love with you.

Your effulgence has lit a fire in my heart and you have made radiant for me the earth and sky.

My arrow of love as arrived at the target 
 I am in the house of mercy
 and my heart is a place of prayer. 


Rumi