Sunday, October 3, 2010

Looking for your face...A poem by Rumi

Lover's Tryst, by Liza Paisis at
From the beginning of my life
I have been looking for your face
but today I have seen it
Today I have seen
the charm, the beauty,
the unfathomable grace
of the face
that I was looking for
Today I have found you
and those who laughed
and scorned me yesterday
are sorry that they were not looking
as I did
I am bewildered by the magnificence
of your beauty
and wish to see you
with a hundred eyes
My heart has burned with passion
and has searched forever
for this wondrous beauty
that I now behold
I am ashamed
to call this love human
and afraid of God
to call it divine
Your fragrant breath
like the morning breeze
has come to the stillness of the garden
You have breathed new life into me
I have become your sunshine
and also your shadow
My soul is screaming in ecstacy
Every fiber of my being
is in love with you
Your effulgence has lit a fire in my heart,
and you have made radiant for me the earth and sky.

My arrow of love
has arrived at the target
I am in the house of mercy
and my heart
is a place of prayer


  1. your face
    shines among the faces
    to be the only face
    that i see
    rising within me
    your grace
    i chase
    your presence
    in my existence
    as we both embrace
    our everlasting oneness

    i loved every word star of Greece, MINDBLOWING!
    TIGHT HUGS my darling..:) xoxoxo

  2. I love it Yiota, your words are those of someone who knows.

  3. :) If only these were my words :) i forgot to put in the title that this is a poem by Rumi :)