Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Before There was a Trace

Before there was a trace of this world of men,
I carried the memory of a lock of your hair,
A stray end gathered within me, though unknown.

Inside that invisible realm,
Your face like the sun longed to be seen,
Until each separate object was finally flung into light.

From the moment of Time’s first-drawn breath,
Love resides in us,
A treasure locked into the heart’s hidden vault;

Before the first seed broke open the rose bed of Being,
An inner lark soared through your meadows,
Heading toward Home.

What can I do but thank you, one hundred times?
Your face illumines the shrine of Hayati’s eyes,
Constantly present and lovely.

Author: Bibi Hayati,
Book: Women in Praise of the Sacred, by Jane Hirshfield

Before there was a hint of civilization
I carried a memory of your loose strand of hair,
Oblivious, I carried inside me your pointed tip of hair.

In its invisible realm,
Your face of sun yearned for epiphany,
Until each distinct thing was thrown into sight.

From the first instant time took a breath,
Your love lay in the soul,
A treasure in the secret chest in the heart.

Before the first seed shot up out of the rose bed of the possible,
The soul's lark took wing high above your meadow,
Flying home to you.

I thank you one hundred times! In the altar
Of Hayati's eyes, your face shines
Forever present and beautiful.
Author: Bibi Hayati, 
Book: The Shambhala Anthology of Women's Spiritual Poetry, 
edited by Aliki Barnstone

    • Beautiful! Thank You! ♥
      August 13, 2011

    • What can I do but thank you, one hundred times?
      August 13, 2011 

    • wake up, wake up to this time, i have been sleeping in your arms more than a thousand times before...
      August 13, 2011 at 9:49pm 

    • Jawaid Siddiq Beautiful Shakti Maa.
      August 14, 2011 at 3:23pm 

    • Beautiful. Thank you for sharing Jawaid.
      August 14, 2011 at 11:25pm 

    • Noor Hussain Sub kuch lota k Hosh main aay tu kia kia
      August 15, 2011 at 7:30am 

    • Noor Hussain Love reside in side us...!! Dear Jawaid,many thanks ...for the tagging.
      October 20, 2011 at 1:56pm 

    • Ranjan Ravi 
      October 20, 2011 at 2:29pm 

    • ‎~*So beautiful! Thank you! xOx~*
      October 20, 2011 at 5:12pm 

    • Lalentina Lorelei ♥ Love resides in us,
      A treasure locked into the heart’s hidden vault;♥

      October 20, 2011 at 6:33pm 

    • Guthema Roba Beautiful sharing, my dear friend. Namaste.
      October 20, 2011 at 7:19pm 

    • ahhh, soooo lovely! ♥
      October 20, 2011 at 8:11pm 

    • Loved it! Thank You Jawaid! ♥
      October 20, 2011 at 9:28pm 

    • Therese Budowski very nice, dear Jawaid! Thank you!
      October 20, 2011 at 10:06pm 

    • Subrata Ray Well done my friend ,-thank you for sharing !
      October 21, 2011 at 12:16am 

    • Wondrous & Wonderful; Infinite & Innate ...ty J
      October 22, 2011 at 1:44am 

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      October 22, 2011 at 7:54pm 

    • Tenzin Pema Thank You for tagging me in this beautiful image and words ... will share it with many more ...
      November 14, 2011 at 12:52am 

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      November 14, 2011 at 7:29pm 

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