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The thing about people who love you
vs.
Those who just want to get something from you
Is that the ones who love you
Cultivate a sense of reverence
For your boundaries,
And so are less likely
Act upon you
And more likely to engage
You in dialogue,
Ask for permission,
Give you space,
Take a no at face-value.

Sure, in films they make it sound
As if those who truly love
Can see through smoke-screens
And know your inner needs
Better than you,
But in real life
The person who thinks she knows
What you want
Better than you
Is probably someone
Who wants her idea of you
More than the actual you.
The Thing About People
True across all genders.
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Yes, I am a diver
And I seek the holy
Company of living water.

Love is an ever-changing
Ever-constant
Fathomless water
That is sometimes
Sweet and sometimes salty.

When it is gentle it
Runs clear over rocks
Like a forest stream,
When it is deep
It sits silently
Motionless but
For the breeze,
When it is wild
It rages like
The ocean ready
To swallow any
Craft of Man,
When it is joyful
It pours through
Desert canyons
Bringing sweet
Refreshment
And rejoicing,
When there is despair
It falls from the sky
With the breath of ozone
Oozing from its eye.

Yes, I am a diver,
I have always known
I was a diver.

I am a lover of the light
That refracts in water's
Endless manifestations,
Just as I am a devotee
Of the divine light sprinkled
In earthen, human loves.

My vocation is love;
I am her soldier, handmaiden,
Monk, drunken admirer.

In you I sense the song of love,
And upon seeing you
Kiss the hand of my Lord
In each passing swoon.

I am indeed love's buffoon,
But I am also Her apprentice.
When she says, 'Dance!'
My dry bones groove.
When she says, 'Sing!'
My cracked lips move
And when she says 'Serve!'
I carry whatever burden
She assigns me
As though it were a sacred jewel.

Behold and wonder what to make of me--
Uncertainty in the ways of dialogue
Cannot be skipped,
Are these words the naked truth of me?
Well, knock to find Love's open door,
Invite me to dive, and I might surprise
You with a flip!
I don't really have the software to create youtube videoes, but I am experimenting with using stash links to place onto journals.

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 - this may not work. But this is a recording of John Carpenter's adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore's (1861-1941) beautiful poem, "I am like a Remnant of a Cloud of Autumn" from Gitanjali (Song Offerings). It was once one of my favorite songs to sing, as the mystical love aspect spoke to my 19 year old self rather strongly. 

Lyrics:
I am like a remnant of a cloud of autumn
uselessly roaming in the sky,

O my sun ever-glorious!
Thy touch has not yet melted my vapour,
making me one with thy light,
and thus I count months and years separated from thee.

If this be thy wish and if this be thy play,
then take this fleeting emptiness of mine,
paint it with colours, gild it with gold,
float it on the wanton wind and spread it in varied wonders.

And again, when it shall be thy wish to end this play at night,
I shall melt and vanish away in the dark,
or it may be in a smile of the white morning,
in a coolness of purity transparent.
Be my Saqi
I'll be your singing girl
Dancing o'er your spirit
With hips, prayers and tongue,
For your image has been engraved
Upon my soul.
We are like two sheykhs of love
Wrestling and succumbing
To the other--
My blood pumps lust
And charity;
The shadow of your fingers
Paint the unspoken holy
All over me,
Your heart an icon
Of divine mystery
I press reverently against moistened lips.

Hold my head in your fingertips,
My white feet in your sturdy palms,
And I will divulge the secrets
of sweet devotion,
Trembling like a silken flower
Against your skin,
Kneeling a tireless knight
At the gate of our shared fortune.

Like the bride of Solomon,
I have wandered in search
Of your kiss,
Bless me now with this
The chalice of your desire,
For it is living beauty
In my heart's palping eye--
Dyed I am in love,
Pleasing to me you are,
The unction of your smile.

The mountain breeze at dawn
Could not hold a sweeter secret;
At night I drown in joy.

This is not a sea whose shore
I seek.
The Saqi and the Singing Girl
A bit ecstatic and luxuriant, but sometimes when you are feeling good it makes sense to find words that radiate. On this note, a story I always liked about love. I always liked the line about the kiss. www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2W0-z…

I just love all of this movie: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKRxP0… And violent but awesome line 'ideas...are bulletproof' www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WZ0XS…
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Now this is a DM number. I like this live capture. The song (In Your Room) even though so obviously about profane love always struck me as intriguingly similar to Persian mystical love poetry in that it tends to mix images of profane love with the encounter of the Divine--an ambiguity which has probably always shaped my own assumptions of the relation of the profane and sacred: 

Now to Gahan and the Soulsavers--one I recently posted in conjunction with a poem, which also does that funky mixture of divine and human (All of This and Nothing) 

(Shine) 

And an old favorite soundtrack which has slowly slipped into the annals of cinema history (Amelie): 
I don't really have the software to create youtube videoes, but I am experimenting with using stash links to place onto journals.

WMA

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 - this may not work. But this is a recording of John Carpenter's adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore's (1861-1941) beautiful poem, "I am like a Remnant of a Cloud of Autumn" from Gitanjali (Song Offerings). It was once one of my favorite songs to sing, as the mystical love aspect spoke to my 19 year old self rather strongly. 

Lyrics:
I am like a remnant of a cloud of autumn
uselessly roaming in the sky,

O my sun ever-glorious!
Thy touch has not yet melted my vapour,
making me one with thy light,
and thus I count months and years separated from thee.

If this be thy wish and if this be thy play,
then take this fleeting emptiness of mine,
paint it with colours, gild it with gold,
float it on the wanton wind and spread it in varied wonders.

And again, when it shall be thy wish to end this play at night,
I shall melt and vanish away in the dark,
or it may be in a smile of the white morning,
in a coolness of purity transparent.

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I like what you have done so far in your gallery, it seems that you have put a lot of work on it, your poems are so amazing! can't wait to read more, good job!
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Thanks for the fav on An Himmelspforten!
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