|In The Wilderness of Heart
|Rearing under the old skies,
Keeping sacred an eerie solitude
Freedom an objective in a lonely desertâ€™s
Lost are the wayfarers, deceived on their way.
Oâ€™ my wild heart! Shall we ever leadâ
Letâ€™s keep hold of ourselves and do not
Why canâ€™t we rest in peace accepting our
Step silently in retreatâ€¦.
The mountains breed no Moses;
The deserts canâ€™t grow any roses;
The same is sunâ€™s heat; the same is the fire.
Why do I wish? What do thee desire?
For the blessed heaven or a secret lair!
Rebirth or to be the part of whole againâ€¦!
Or searching for the root cause of separationâ
To be unique and conquer the unionâ€¦!
Allah may safeguard my impulse to be sane.
I jump fearlessly into the ocean of Love
One plunge deep; anxious to know the truth
Why this silence? The tranquility that shuns
Everything itself into nothingness turns
The conflict distressed with shame;
All ideas adjourn; the whole lot seems tough.
Will they ever seek a resolution powerful
The sun, moon and the stars, are all spectators
Saying not a word, numb or dumbâ€¦?
As vacuous in death as in life
May the spirit in thee I imbibeâ€¦?
Behold me Oâ€™ wild windâ€¦.!
Watch my passion, my strifeâ€¦
I colour red the flowers, the wind and the skies.
|Inspired from Lala-i-Sehrai in Bal-i-Jibril by
Allama Muhammad Iqbal
|Iqbal Spirituality and Sufism
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