the calling

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You are
with me
within me
every second
of every moment

Yet, I live the truth
of ‘You’ away from ‘I’

Yet I feel
this intense separation
from home
Like an unborn child
pulled away
from womb

Like the thirsty desert
that longs for rain,
an affliction
with no remedy for pain.

Sleepless at night
restless for days
Beloved, your memory
stirs me awake.

My trembling lips
heaped with sighs,
endless tears, in your name
are now running dry.

Without you, my essence,
how am I
to stay alive?

Calling out
my entire being
leaps,
gasping
for a breath ..

I miss you.
Take me home.

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47 thoughts on “the calling

    Apurva said:
    March 26, 2015 at 6:57 am

    This is so delicately beautiful, peaceful and soulfully heart rending….I have missed your works a lot…hope you are well in life 🙂 tc

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      Himani B responded:
      March 27, 2015 at 9:35 pm

      Thank you sooo much Apurva ❤ Yes, I am well with divine grace.. I hope and pray you're too. Love, always!

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    Noora said:
    March 20, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    It’s always so wonderful to see a poem from you, dear Himani. This piece is painfully beautiful, and I can relate to it well. Thank you for sharing. Sending you much love.

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      Himani B responded:
      March 27, 2015 at 9:40 pm

      My pleasure dear Noora, thank you so much for being here and your kind words 🙂 Life keeps me away, but whenever I can, I plan on dropping by.. I hope and pray you’re keeping well. Much love and light xx

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    Wendell A. Brown said:
    March 19, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    So beautifully soulful Himani! Such a delight to embrace! Blessings my sister!

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      Himani B responded:
      March 27, 2015 at 9:41 pm

      Thank you dear brother, appreciate the kind words and blessings 🙂 I pray you’re keeping well. Stay blessed.

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    simplycomplex said:
    March 19, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Awesome. Himani, your talents have been challenged, if you’re interested follow the link.

    I’d love to see how you interpret this
    https://simplycomplexiscomplexlysimple.wordpress.com/2015/03/19/loves-clever-poetry-challenge/

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    macjam47 said:
    March 17, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Gorgeous poem of love and longing.

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      Himani B responded:
      March 27, 2015 at 9:41 pm

      Thank you so much, beautiful one.. appreciate it 🙂

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    randomlyabstract said:
    March 17, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Intense. Beautiful, too, as always. Your poems were missed!

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      Himani B responded:
      March 27, 2015 at 9:43 pm

      Humbled to hear you liked it, dear one.. I hope and pray you’re keeping well ❤

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    Tracesofthesoul said:
    March 16, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    Hits through. My very core. To express such longing, oh how you have loved:)!

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      Himani B responded:
      March 17, 2015 at 2:23 am

      Thank you so much, my dear.. for you to resonate you have to have experienced something similar 🙂 No greater love than Love itself. My warmest wishes to you, hope you’ve been keeping well ❤

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    Motu said:
    March 16, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    It touched…it touched deep! Amazing creation!

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      Himani B responded:
      March 17, 2015 at 2:20 am

      The Creator is the one who creates, sometimes I get lucky and a few bits fall into my lap. This is just my humble attempt to string together what can’t be articulated. But, appreciate your kind words.. thank you so much for dropping by 🙂

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    Mark Lanesbury said:
    March 16, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Hauntingly beautiful Himani. The desires of the heart laid bare…and known because we have each been there and know its pain. Mark

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      Himani B responded:
      March 17, 2015 at 2:24 am

      Thank you so much Mark 🙂 Oh how I apprecaite the presence of a precious one who has known this longing as well. My heart bows. Thank you.

      Love and light, always

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    a3maal.me said:
    March 16, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    Reblogged this on a3maal اعمال.

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    Serenity said:
    March 16, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Reblogged this on {Serenity} and commented:
    This is exactly it at times ❤ Beautiful*

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      Himani B responded:
      March 17, 2015 at 2:35 am

      Thank you so much, humbled to hear you resonate ❤

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    Pierre Mhanna said:
    March 16, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Just beautiful…

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      Himani B responded:
      March 17, 2015 at 2:25 am

      Thank you so much Pierre, I hope and pray you’ve been keeping well 🙂 Sending my good wishes your way!

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    Julie said:
    March 16, 2015 at 10:05 am

    This brought tears to my eyes, Himani. Wonderful. ❤

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      Himani B responded:
      March 17, 2015 at 2:28 am

      Humbled and grateful, dear Julie.. such a blessing to have the presence of a like-hearted soul like you. Thank you ❤

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    Robert said:
    March 16, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Dear Himani,

    We have missed you :).

    And what a fitting post this is, speaking to our constant, seemingly unmet, longing for the Real. Separated from it never, and yet, as you express so powerfully here, we
    f-e-e-l separated.

    Sometimes the agony of seeming separation is so intense that all we can do is utter the last lines of this beautiful prayer you’ve shared:

    I miss you.
    Take me home.

    The accompanying art so wonderfully matches the poem.

    Thank you for this creation.

    All good wishes,

    robert

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      Himani B responded:
      March 16, 2015 at 10:00 am

      Dearest Robert,

      .. and I’ve missed you! Your lovely presence here puts a big smile on my face always :)) Thank you so much for those kind words, appreciate them.

      Life has kept me very occupied lately and it doesn’t seem like it’ll change anytime soon with the way classes are scheduled here at the med school. But.. I keep the love, remembrance and thought burning in my heart.. when the Beloved wills, a verse or two comes gushing out. Wrote an exam today and had some free time, so thought I’d share 🙂

      How is life on your end? Enjoying the blossoms of the spring yet? 🙂 Hows your beautiful daughter?

      My love and warmest regards always, stay blessed 🙂

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        Robert said:
        March 16, 2015 at 5:37 pm

        Dear Himani,

        We can relate to life keeping us occupied. I stay very busy with work.

        It’s clear, from the gems which manifest from you (poetry, music, art), that love and remembrance remain in your heart, even though outward conditions may demand you elsewhere. That’s such a gift.

        Life is good. It does indeed feel like spring here in the last week :-). It’s so very nice to be outside, feet on the earth, the big blue sky overhead, in the warmer spring air. .

        My beautiful daughter will be driving by the end of next month. This is a big step for her. Perhaps for me as well :-).

        Even when studies keep you away from here for some time, you’re always remembered.

        All good wishes to you,

        robert

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          Himani B responded:
          March 27, 2015 at 9:45 pm

          You’re very kind, dear Robert. Thank you for being you 🙂 May the Beloved always keep you close.

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    Rob McShane said:
    March 16, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Touches to the soul! Phew!

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      Himani B responded:
      March 17, 2015 at 2:31 am

      My heart bows in gratitude, thank you Rob.

      Beloved Rumi once wrote – “If words come from the heart, they will enter the heart. But if they come from the tongue, they will not pass beyond the ears.”

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    b.l. ronan said:
    March 16, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Oh how I love your words. Delicate and fragile. Beautiful x

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      Himani B responded:
      March 17, 2015 at 2:33 am

      And they love you! Thank you so much dear B, I hope and pray you’ve been keeping well. Sending much ❤

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    stuartcrossley said:
    March 16, 2015 at 9:23 am
      Himani B responded:
      March 16, 2015 at 9:29 am

      Thank you so much for the kind gesture! 🙂

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        stuartcrossley said:
        March 16, 2015 at 9:34 am

        You’re very welcome, my friend 🙂 – I must thankyou for sharing your words :)!

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          Himani B responded:
          March 16, 2015 at 9:35 am

          With hand on heart, its truly my pleasure. Wishing you much love and light ❤

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            stuartcrossley said:
            March 16, 2015 at 9:38 am

            That’s very kind of you, thankyou so much :)! – All the best for you too :)!

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    Writing to Freedom said:
    March 16, 2015 at 9:21 am

    So very poignant. I hope this is simply your imagination. 🙂 It’s wonderful to have you and your poetry back Himani. blessings, Brad

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      Himani B responded:
      March 16, 2015 at 9:25 am

      Thank you dear Brad 🙂 I pray you’re keeping well. After writing an exam today I thought I’d share some of the writing.

      And nah this isn’t my imagination, its my life.. I live this everytime when the Beloved calls. Sometimes, what is felt, finds words.. and at other times, it all sinks back into the abyss of silence.

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        Writing to Freedom said:
        March 16, 2015 at 9:47 am

        Wow, No wonder your poetry has such power. Sounds like a beautiful connection to spirit/ beloved. I’m doing pretty well. Starting a new sales job and spring has arrived in NW Arkansas, so I’m happy!

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    viewsofpreethib said:
    March 16, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Awesome write NJ……

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    Trini Lind said:
    March 16, 2015 at 9:18 am

    Oh, this is so passionaly gorgeous! ❤ So filled with a stirring longing throbbing in each word, in each line, a beautiful portrait of the memory of Love ❤

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      Himani B responded:
      March 16, 2015 at 9:27 am

      My dearest Trini, thank youu ❤ And ofcourse you can resonate, grateful 🙂 I hope and pray you're doing great! Sending love where you are xox

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