My heart beats with a noble message
Filled with love,
‘Tis meant for this ‘love-less age’

I care not if lovers refuse my gift
Many a times did the world with me rift

I speak the truth open
That which in my heart does deepen

O lovers!
These are not a roaming poet’s lines
To tease you with the tale of cups and wines

All I want is to share a little virtue
Let the same in your life ensue

‘As you lie in the lap of the beloved
As your speech flows word after word

As you count the stars in the sky
As you wave at the birds flying high

As you both merge: eye to eye
As you both unite: soul to soul

Forget not your Merciful Him
Who created the feeling of ‘rahm’

Remember His favors in your talk
Think not that love cannot be taken back

A mention of Him to your loved dear
And He shall make your name on heavens hear

O lovers!
These are not a roaming poet’s lines
To tease you with the tale of cups and wines

All I want is to share a little virtue
Let the same in your life ensue

January 25, 2005. Inspired during a walk along the sea-side.

Notes

love-less age: Love and compassion are lost in terms of its true spirit during the present. Love has become another commodity in this materialistic world.

roaming poet’s : The Holy Quran addresses the misguided poets as those who roam in the valleys saying things which they do not practice

cups and wines : Common symbolisms used in mystic poetry

Rahm: Compassion. The Holy Quran states that compassion that exists between hearts is a work of God

Think not that love cannot be taken back: The hearts of men (and women) are in the control of God. He alone has power over the feelings residing therein.

And He shall make your…: Based on a Hadith of Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam