God grew you from His spirit
radiant and pure
and made you bloom in my life
like flowers in the desert
grow enormous overnight
unfolding lifetimes
in short spells of rain

set me ablaze in an instant
like an endless forest
of bone-dry trees
that had known only thirst
had forgotten rain
and how to grow green

now lit up
in towering flames
that turn and grow
the wheel on my heart,
a door
for you to push open
enter and expand

so that one day
i may hold Him
as well


29th June, 2010. For more contemporary sufi poetry in english, please visit Sufi Poetry English.

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