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alive

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the irony of love –
it leaves you
breathless
yet restores you
back to life
in the same moment

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journey

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‘Show me a way to you’, I ask.
For if my steps don’t lead to you
they aren’t worth taking.

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Untold Stories

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Now and then I wash upon

The shores of untold stories,

Begging to be told.

And as I crashed

Upon this sandy shore

Of a broken pair of lovers

I tried my best to cling onto

And grab as many grains as I could.

Before the waves pulled me back again

And the story faded away.

– Zeeshan Amit, The Olive Grove : https://olivegrovefacingthesea.wordpress.com

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adrift

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I wandered with a hunger
that only your love
satisfied.

Secrets unveiled with time
pure gratitude remained
for all that I was denied.

As the vision got clearer
chaos collapsed, doors opened
even those I never knew.

Now I keep finding myself
lost in the mystery
that is You.

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Photography courtesy Ahmed M. Abdulazim

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whisperings

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In rustling
of leaves
I hear you

in stillness
I feel

you persist
here
never too far
between
my breath
and heartbeat

hidden yet visible
you tease
often playing
hide and seek

come close
sit with me
be mine,
my perfect bliss

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radiant

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my dreams
how beautifully
they glow
softly burning
at your altar

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splendor

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even
the sun
gets envious
when your light
floods through
the windows
of my soul

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departure

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your departure –
a breath of winter
dawning over a transparent lake

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I feel
your restless waves
breaking
at my shore

yet
with each wave
I am the one
wading into you

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bottomless abyss
losing myself
finding only you

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a speech
outside of time
unceasingly flows

mirrored
in the waters
of your soul

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distant home

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may I never forget
the revered value
of each feeling sacred
leading me back
to where I belong

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amateur artwork

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Dreaming Reality, clay sculpture

– self as conceived at dawn in a blessed dream  –

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Sublime Ascension, acrylic on canvas

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Heart’s Palette, water colours on paper 

– birthday card for a beloved soul in London with colours I wished his life to be flooded with –

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Blossoming Spirit, water colours on paper

painting for a beautiful soul and friend in London who happens to love flowers –

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Whirling Ecstasy, water colours on paper

– painting for an artist  and dear friend in New York who shares a love for whirling dervishes –

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Sufi Call, water colours on paper

– painting for a dear friend and sufi lover in India, a birthday gift –

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Beloved
let me stay with you
for a little longer

the veil has uplifted
and the mist has dissolved
it is in you
I wish to be lost

nurtured by sacred tears
the stillness within me
blooms
a silent collapse
from skin to soul
a quiet dip
in the ocean
of gratitude

I no longer remain me
when I am with you
stripped from time
in the place I belong
Beloved, there is no better taste
for which I have longed

my wings bud in ecstasy
and spirit surges
as every step I take
towards you
dissolves in your fragrance
and merges

let me run wild
through illumined fields
of eternal spring
and pure delight

consume me
make me whole
in this holy flight
of the soul

even after hours
of being one with the wind
you see, I lie only exalted
bathed in your Light

Beloved
let me stay content
for a little while

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I see you
though you are not here
in the warm eye of the sun
in the golden sparkle of galaxies

I feel you
though you are not with me
like the taste
of an ancient love
on my lips

I have known you
like the ocean
knows the water
and desert knows the sand

my love, its more
than a vague remembrance
a raw craving
a humble yearning

I am there
even when I am not
you are here
even when you are not

don’t you feel
sometimes
a thousand sighs of me
breathing through you?

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midnight ocean

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don’t look for me
here or there
for I am without place
wherever love steers me
I keep flowing

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crystal clear

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lost in a strange paradox
I am a part of everywhere
yet, I am nowhere to be found

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august rain

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tears
fall like rain
nourishing the seeds
of what is yet to come

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mirrored reflection

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your love
keeps me afloat
what else do I need?

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photography by Laurent Goldstein : Lights of Benaras

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