Love by Hazrat Inayat Khan

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Love by Hazrat Inayat Khan

Post by happyrain » Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:08 am

"LOVE

Love hath its head on its own palm
face of love is veiled
Love's hands are tied with iron chains,
feet of love are nailed.

Eyes of the love are never dry,
love speaks only through tears.
Ears of love are so keen,
that it voice from the distance hears.

Voice of love is silent,
yet far-reaching is love's cry.
Love hath no question nor answer,
love is expressed in deep sigh.

Ways of love are mysterious,
though love hath mind of a child.
Love's heart is full of tenderness,
and love's expression is mild;

Ideal alone is love's deity
Constant yearning its life
Love is not concerned with life or death,
Love stands firm through all strife.

Beauty is love's only object,
its inspirer, its all.
Love is all power that there is,
angels attend love's call.

Love is itself its own medicine
Love all its own wounds heals.
No one can ever imagine,
pain that lover's heart feels.

Path of the love is thorny,
which leads in the end to bliss,
Hope is the staff that love holds in hand,
love's one desire is a kiss."
- Inayat Khan
https://wahiduddin.net/mv2/say/nirtan_alankaras.htm

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Re: Love by Hazrat Inayat Khan

Post by Sandy » Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:57 pm

Good Morning Eric (evening here :) ) This one is complex with much aspects to ponder and consider. It's a good one to take into dreamland for deciphering and insight and that is exactly what I am going to do. Thank you for sharing this poem by Hazrat Inayat Khan.
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Re: Love by Hazrat Inayat Khan

Post by happyrain » Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:24 pm

dear sandy, i'm glad you find some value in these words. I wonder what carried over the next day? or what you're drawn most to about it?

it's almost Christmas, sending you my loving gratitude!

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Re: Love by Hazrat Inayat Khan

Post by Seeker13 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:54 am

Eric,
So apt that I read this poem on Christmas! My heart is so full tonight!

It's as if each line is a reference to individual experiences.

Kim
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Post by Sandy » Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:28 pm

Good morning,


Eric you asked before Christmas what I was drawn to most in the poem...

This part...

" Ideal alone is love's deity
Constant yearning its life
Love is not concerned with life or death,
Love stands firm through all strife. "

Why? .... Well, let's see.....Love is so big, so complex, that we can never understand its every nuance in this lifetime...yet the ever greater understanding through trial and error as life plays out produces a longing that is hard to describe. I have been having a sort of hard time lately...nothing like many people in this world and I am ever so grateful for my blessings but change is on the horizon and it scares/worries me as I have rarely made friends with change. (even though I keep saying I would like to. :roll: ) But we can depend on love to carry us past whatever comes our way. Love is the answer, the antidote to everything life throws at us.

Hope your Christmas had your heart soaring,
hugs,
Sandy
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Post by happyrain » Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:41 pm

my sincere wishes to you and george as we enter 2020!
i like that part too, and the bit just below it

that's right. don't fear! love is simple, man makes it complicated. the answer is simple, because of this, some refuse to accept it.

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Re: Love by Hazrat Inayat Khan

Post by happyrain » Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:26 pm

kim :happy

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