I read this book called "40 rules of love" by Elfi Shafak and have been heavenly taken aback by the Sufi Saint and his 40 rules of love. Therefore, here are a few lines dedicated to him for a couple of us who love reading about eternal love...
Like the river of love,left unfed
That made me a hostage to but myself
In the world of thoughts I led into…
Broken I was until it was you
I saw God full of love and compassion,
As you said, made my heart my guide…
Looked for him, in the heart of a true lover,
True lover, Shams was that heart mine..?
My intellect tied me into knots, but love dissolved it all..
The jittery talks and rubbles of fear…
I thought my loneliness and solitude were but alike
But the true language of love as you know is obsolete..
The true joy of being left aside..East, west, south or north
The factual journey lies within..
A midwife knows that without pain, the baby cannot be delivered
Finely, love can be perfected only in pain
In search of heaven, I flew oceans afar
But paradise is here, Shams
Right within my heart
Then where was hell, Shams
Until you revealed the truth
In the here and now
Shams, you said don’t judge
I am trying, till death blows me apart
My soul from this worldly fanaticism, will then depart
Eternity is not infinite time,
But simply timelessness..
I am trying to drink these rules Shams,
Hope time will be mine
The principle of reciprocity
I’ve always done good Shams
But why do I expect returns
I then reread your words louder
And conclude God ‘the biggest plotter’
Your verses I still recall
Love has no labels, no definitions, it is what it is, pure and simple
The water of life and the soul of fire..
Your words changed my thinking Shams
To you I owe an eternity
My life lost and found, it is
In the world I grazed, without cause
To opine on a reason although not mine
It was you who made thyself realize how futile
An Armour shall all this be unto me Shams
Every while a situation arose
Those words embedded deep inside my heart
Retorted simply like your words composed
I close my eyes and hark back on your view
And question myself, Shams that was you?