new threads in the tapestry – the Muse of muses and her shadows ii


hey you

 

“Beloved, I am so glad You are happy to see me…”

 

hey you , i say come with, with me come i say, hey you

 

i want you to do something for me

pretend you are seeing the Beloved as everything

but keep it a secret

 

i am so glad you are happy to see me

 

make believe you are a lover who is awestruck

and starving for your beloved

but do not tell anyone

 

you are so happy i am glad to hear you

 

when you walk down the street do not walk

dance as though the pavement is on fire

and smile at the universe

 

i am so happy you are glad to feel me

 

when you greet a friend do not greet them with words

kiss them not on the cheeks but on the lips

quickly before they blush and run away

 

you are so happy i am glad to smell you

 

when you meet a wandering dog wagging its ecstatic tail

lean down and let it whisper in your inner ear

the secret love words of the Beloved

 

i am so glad you are happy to taste me

 

when you see a wildflower blossoming beside the dusty way

stop dancing and rest in its colorful fragrance and form

let your heart’s silence sing in harmony with it

 

we are so glad we are happy we kiss

 

let your heart’s silence sing in sweet harmony with all

start dancing and singing in the colorful fragrance of flowers

become any and all wildflowers blossoming along your dusty way

 

 

we are so happy we are glad we touch

 

the secret love words of the Beloved are yours

lean down and whisper them in a lost dog’s crazy ear

as you go a wandering wag every ecstatic tail along your dusty way

 

are we so gladly happy, sat, happy gladly so are we

 

before the stranger blushes and turns away

grab them by the hand and kiss the native rouge on both their cheeks

great all strangers as you would a friend and all friends as you would a faithful lover

 

are we so happily glad, chit, glad happily so are we

 

we smile and all creation smiles back

as we dance the stones beneath feet our break into singing

dancing just the way we do god’s laughter rumbles through the cosmos

 

are we so gladly happily, ananda, happily gladly so are we

 

we sweetly cry our bliss into all creatures

our divine love awakens the holy thirst for divine love

our joy makes the droll centipede believe it is an awestruck butterfly

 

but do not tell anyone

 

we lovers two are two so glad happy, Beloved, happy glad so we lovers two are one

 

I want to do something for You

I will pretend that I am seeing the Beloved as Everything

but keep it a secret, please, because really I Am

 

I am you seeing me and me seeing you is Me

 

hey you , i say come with me, with me come i say, hey you

 

You are the Beloved!

 

“…Beloved, I am so glad, So very glad You have come.”

-Hafiz

 

mark christopher valentine

(may 8, 2001)

 

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2 Responses to new threads in the tapestry – the Muse of muses and her shadows ii

  1. johncoyote says:

    A beautiful poem and journey in thoughts. Thank you for sharing your amazing poetry.

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    • Merci beaucoup ! should finish the symphony with its last movement tomorrow…then the grind of editing begins…a rather intricate tapestry has been weaving itself in this one…^^~~~~

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