RUMI [In the lover’s heart is a lute
Which plays the melody of longing
You say he looks crazy
But that’s only because your ears are not attuned
to the music he’s dancing to]
Suddenly everything stopped, serene, intense and mystical.
The whole universe was standing still in silence; bowing secretly to that unforgettable instance when the air went loaded with magnetic rays of feelings.
His heart craved the sense… deeply penetrating … ah
His eyes filled with longing; butterflies fluttering inside
His emotions cleaved in yearning, desperately clinging its claws …not to lose the density of a life condensed in an instance
Sense the spirit lifted; flying like an eagle in another world
The deepest pain and the kindest love; unconditional
Her eyes alive…. her words poetry… her voice a song… he loved the magical language
As she brushed past him; he wished that the dream is eternity
He watched her drift; a shadow of spirit hailed by whispering doves
Standing in silence wishing she was true….his heart whispering…. if you have ISHQ don’t let it slip away….run
Blue text is for RUMI
- ISHQ mentioned by traditional Persian lexicographers forešq is the Arabic ‘išq (عشق), from ‘ašaq (عَشَق) “to stick, to cleave to”. The latter is itself derived from ‘ašaqa(عَشَقَه) the plant commonly called lablab (لَبلاب) (“a kind of ivy”), because it twines upon trees, and cleaves to them Ref http://dictionary.obspm.fr/esq_eng.html
- Iqbal [عشق Ishq, love – only an aspect of Ishq ]
- Photographs of the Lover palace in Iraq – Al-Ashiq (the Lover) Palace, was built in 889 AD by Caliph Al-Mu’tamid, the last ruled in Samarra, before leaving to Baghdad.