will you be mine on the journey to Mawla?
will you be the tasbih bead next to my bead
on the prayer to Mawla?
will you be the rainbow stripe next to my stripe
emanating from, rejoining the prism of Light that IS Mawla?
will you be the arm of one shell hinged on the other shell
surrounding the pearl of Mawla?
the hydrogen atom attracted to the other atom
both in force, toward the O of Mawla?
will you be the bee, longing for my flower
to take its honey to our Mawla?
will you be the deep brown eye created next to the other eye
around the Third Eye to Mawla?
will you be the exhalation of its inhalation,
in the Eternal Breath of Mawla?
the perfect key for the burnished lock
on the Door to Mawla?
the rhythm of the rhyme spoken throughout Time
for the Love Song to Mawla?
the golden feather on the white turban
for the glory of Mawla?
the one footstep stepping with its next
on the eternal walk toward Mawla?
will you be mine?
will you be mine?
silently awakened, being born two souls
in this Oneness of Mawla?
will you look at me, as you first did
unperturbed, in the gentle meeting
the hug, a Blessing from Mawla?
I stand on a mountaintop and kiss the wind
and I thank God for space
I stand on a mountaintop and listen to the quietness
and I thank God for sound
standing on this mountaintop, squinting in the snowlight
I thank for God for sunshine
standing on a mountain top, seeing glistening, winding rivers,
I thank God for nurturance
standing on my mountaintop, I swirl in dance
and I thank God for movement
standing on this mountaintop, I breathe in Nature,
and I thank God for home
standing on a mountaintop, I am calm and in peace,
and I thank God for my mind
skipping on my mountain top, I sing to the breeze
and I think God for life
laughing on the mountaintop, a skillful bird glides
and I thank God for freedom
spinning on my mountaintop, I am in rhythm with my feet
and I thank God for my body
lying on the mountaintop, I feel a soul’s heartbeat
and I thank God for my being
standing on my mountain top, I sense you
and I thank God for Your Birth
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