Seekers who dispassionately leave the shrine of the Beloved, abandon their heartbeat behind. Mujeeb Jaihoon’s tribute to those halfhearted pilgrims.

by Mujeeb Jaihoon

The heart returned;
With its Beat abandoned

The Nightingale flew;
Its Rose remained distant

The Garden plundered;
Its River separated afar

The Book closed;
Its Letters faded

The Cup broke;
Its Wine spilled

The Shell cried;
Pearl robbed

The Eyes wept;
Light snatched.

The Journey concluded–
Alas! Destination lay behind

Oct 25 2019. En route Yogyakarta to Surabaya