TAKE HEED By Safwan Suhaib Ibrahim

Look here, the wind is pouring mist!
Take heed, do you hear the bud morn
Singing in low tune? Bring out your
Lantern, O beloved, for your joy hides
Inside this darkness, pursue it, kiss it.
Put out the fire that dowses pain in
Your belly, devour the suffering, taste it.
Listen carefully to the sound in your
Body before it becomes wild and bitter,
Gather that echo and kindle it with hope –
A secret dripping from the heart that
Gives rise to heaven and earth -,
And ask your Lord for a whip of strength
To subdue this pain. Of course He hears!


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