In The Wilderness of Heart
Rearing under the old skies,
Keeping sacred an eerie solitude
Freedom an objective in a lonely desert’s
pursuit
Lost are the wayfarers, deceived on their way.
O’ my wild heart! Shall we ever leadâ
€¦Aye?
Let’s keep hold of ourselves and do not
sway.
Why can’t we rest in peace accepting our
defeat?
Step silently in retreat….
The mountains breed no Moses;
The deserts can’t grow any roses;
The same is sun’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 again…!
Or searching for the root cause of separationâ
€¦.?
To be unique and conquer the union…!
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
enough?
The sun, moon and the stars, are all spectators
Saying not a word, numb or dumb…?
As vacuous in death as in life
May the spirit in thee I imbibe…?
Behold me O’ wild wind….!
Watch my passion, my strife…
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
Seema Arif
29-06-07
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