O Lord! the flames sway ecstatically;
Though parted they are, their source is but One.
The drums in bosoms beat frantically
And eyes are resplendent like blazing coals
O Lord! calls for prayers ring in the air,
Though believers need neither sound nor sight (to believe);
Ignorants will hear yet will lend no ear;
No matter how resonant the bell tolls.”
Written : 15th February 2013.
The first stanza was inspired from a Persian quatrain, that I read, written by Sir Muhammad Iqbal. Infact, it was my meagre attempt at a translation, which I have no idea about it’s being right or not. The rest of the poem simply came to mind …
I can’t find the source of image, I had downloaded this earlier, I think, maybe, from deviantart. I would really like to give the credits to the artist though.
I have just started a page for this blog, on which I might be sharing some random scribbles as well as poetry from this blog and also poetry of some other mystics. Do like the page and come along with me on my little journey of mysticism. 🙂 Stalking Dawn.