Lips know well to express
That which our hearts secretly desire
When words appear superficial
When speech no more makes any sense
It is the lips of two lovers
That fathoms them to the depths of one another
For through it one can measure the intense longing
Which our souls have been hiding for so long
The starting vent by which lovers break the shell
The welcome drink of wine that flows from the beloved’s lips
There must be some secret code in a kiss
Which lovers try to decode
There must be some magical knot in it
That binds them together
One who has tasted the beloved’s lips for once
Remains enslaved to it for an eternity.
Lips know well to express
My day begins not when the sun rises
But when I wake up watching you by my side.
Can there be a better way of waking up
Than to have the beloved’s face just a touch away
There isn’t a soul more fortunate than me
There isn’t a lover more fulfilled than me
My nights are made splendid by her wilderness
And my mornings are composed by the calm of her face.
She is both the fire and the ocean
She is both my night and my day.
The dream of every painter to canvass such a beauty
The dream of every poet to compose a thousand odes in eulogy.
A treasure that I possess no riches can buy
For more than her body, it is her heart’s love that I own.
There are times when all that you could do is to fall down straight
And close your eyes
To let go of every worry and every concern
And free yourself from every thought that tangles your mind
Were it not for the blessing of deep sleep
Perplexed would be every human being
Indeed a blessing it is
To forget everything for some while
And to leave all the complications behind.
So take enough rest
For that alone can rejuvenate your tired soul.
I can never grow tired
Of looking at those eyes
As though with each glance
I draw out beauty from you
Like someone who draws out water
From a flowing river.
The one drinking from river will be quenched
But my eyes can never have enough of watching the glory of your face.
How many a words I’ve written
Not one has ever reached her
How many a gifts I’ve bought
Not one did I ever send across to her
How many a silent tears I’ve wept
Not one was ever seen by her
How many a times these hands were raised
Not a single prayer she has ever heard
How many a times this heart was broken
Not once she realized how painful each one was
My soul kept longing for her
And she only increased her distance from me
But I tell you for sure
What a relief is there
In this aching, in this pain
For it is an honour to be broken for her.
And tears still roll down
Every time I think of her
And my lips still tremble
At the very thought of having lost her
There is no hope left
But yet this foolish heart never ceased to pray
Perhaps who knows
God Himself may come down of His Throne
To join us together
As of old.
Look what madness my love has reached
Look how stupid my thoughts have become
Even when taking my last breath
I hope for her to be rejoined with me.
At the first kiss I felt something melt inside me.
That hurt in an exquisite way.
All my longings, all my dreams and sweet anguish,
All the secrets that slept deep within me came awake.
Everything was transformed and enchanted and made sense.
She belongs to herself, and to all of the world.
And I am blessed, for with all her freedom, she still comes back to me, moment-to-moment, day-by-day, and night-by-night.
How much more blessed can I be?
|—||Avraham Chaim, Thoughts after The Alchemist|
Soothe me, heal me
Linger with your kisses all over.
Touch me, hold me
Stay beside and never say goodbye.
There isn’t a soul on earth
That can make me feel the way you do.
What heavens do I now seek
Now that you are with me.
Even with my eyes closed
I see a beauty that is unmatched in the entire universe.
And even in my moments of silence with you
I hear a rhythm that can never be played by any musician.
Your warmth, your caress has now become my need
Your presence my only reason to breathe.
Life left me with no dreams to be realized
For with you I have attained every bliss, every joy.
Stay, stay, stay is all that I now pray
And never let go of this love that I deeply feel for you.