I am Overwhelmed by A Love That Hugs My Heart. A Dedication to NClark140
For your fortitude; your beautiful smile; your courage in the face of adversity.
The pangs of life, can sometimes feel like chaos.
Yet while the flesh stings and the pain bleeds,
I find myself overwhelmed,
By a Delight that hugs my Heart;
Rains tears of joy,
Within the magnificence of the Soul.
Here in this barren land of dark shadows,
I am pierced with arrows;
Barbed wires of broken dreams.
Yet, like the Phoenix, I rise aloft,
Take wings on the Apollo;
Land and dance on the crescent moon.
Beloved, where is this darkness of which men speak?
Rent asunder by ails and pulled by struggles,
The celestial rays of the Light-Bringer
Still cradles my chasms;
The drums of its supernal fire,
Carries a Lantern to my Heart.
I know; I know, my Beloved, that ALL is Your Tapestry;
I drink from the Chalice of Fire,
Only to illuminate my Path.
Still I rise; A Candela of splendour enfolds my Heart.
I am inebriated, lost in Bliss,
My pain sweetened, by Your perennial Love.
-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. ©Copyrighted, 17th May, 2015.
~Awakening The Inner Light~
Light pervades all, even in the presence of shadows
What say you?See results without voting
Rumi's words through the enchanting voice of Mirabai Ceiba
© 2015 manatita44
More by this Author
A poem looking at the isolation and sharp deal that life sometimes offer to us.
In praise of my Greanada, giving a flavour of the warmth, carnival and vibrancy of Caribbean life. As well as the sacred Spirit that governs my Country.
A poem extolling the virtues of the Seer-Poet and the joys and sublimity of esoteric poetry