– by Jaihoon

O light of my soul
On your shoulders I lay in rest
How could I love you not?

O rose of my garden
You are prayers-full from head to toe
How could I love you not?

O coolness of my eyes
Your bosom radiates with love and care
How could I love you not?

O strength of my heart
You reassure me with confidence
How could I love you not?

O comrade of my soul
Even in the no-lie world beside me you wish to lie
How could I love you not?

After you came
Life more than dream beautiful became
How could I love you not?

They say Love makes one blind
But joy over joy did I in life find
How could I love you not?

Oh! I ask again and again
But no answer could I gain-
How could I love you not?

You and your love,
Beauty, grace and service-
All a ‘Mercy’ from Al Wadood

Then, how could I love you not?

Notes

no-lie world : The world of barzakh. No lie would be tolerated in the grave-life

Al Wadood : Most Loving, referring to God

Jan 15 2006. An anniversary poem