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Poem by Zafeera Kassam for Hazar Imam for His Salgirah

 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:06 am    Post subject: Poem by Zafeera Kassam for Hazar Imam for His Salgirah Reply with quote

Merely Exalts Solely [by Zafeera Kassam]

As I stand here in Your zaheri glow,
I know I cannot meet Your eyes with mine
for I am merely and You are solely,
but I know every cell in me knows,
that Your gaze upon me is perpetual
as the skies, as time, as long as I am
apart from You til I am a part of You;
And this gaze is as if the rays of the sun:
nurturing; warming; loving; protecting,
under which my soul photosynthesizes,
gravitating towards its home, in You.

As I stand here in Your zaheri glow,
I know I cannot raise a hand to Yours,
for I am merely and You are solely;
Though I long to, I cannot: my hand shakes
and though I am Yours Your spiritual child
I cannot run into Your paternal embrace:
my knees quiver; my stomach somersaults; my volition wavers;
And though Id dearly love to touch
my head to Your feet, I cannot promise
Id ever leave that exalted abode.
But not a moment turns cold, passing by,
without Your hand square upon my shoulder
guiding; nurturing; warming; loving; protecting
under which my soul grows,
gravitating towards its home, in You.

As I stand here in Your zaheri glow,
I know I cannot speak with You
for I am merely and You are solely
My lips resolutely shut, my tongue stuck
to the roof of my mouth;
Words are but a jangled lump in my throat,
and thoughts too timid to manifest.
But how many conversations we have everyday!
The jacarandas blooming a sprinkle of purple;
the bougainvillea a burst of magenta and fuchsia;
the way a car pulls out when I need a spot to park;
the brief drizzle of blessing on my windscreen alone;
the synchronicity that exists in inexplicable ways
These are all You saying over and over again:
Im here, Im here, Im here,
never away, never afar, never distant;
for you, as you, are mine
This is the blanket of familiarity
under which my soul glows,
gravitating towards its home, in You.

As I stand here in Your zaheri glow,
I know I cannot be anyone else but I
who is deeply grateful, deeply in love
with You, my lord, my friend, my everything.
And I know nothing else is of a matter;
I want naught but You:
to come home; the home in You.




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