God’s lovers, who enrich each other in togetherness, melt as solitary dew when separated from one another— writes Jaihoon on spiritual kinship


O my little-learned friend
Who made me in humility bend

Answer me in words sweet and few-
Why melts my heart in the solitary dew?

Do you know the terrible pain
Unable to share in words plain
The sweet thoughts about Him
That made my sins away drain!

Do you know my faith-
Wavered has it in days late?

In His hope I weep
Much trust in Him I keep!

The same question I repeat
You asked me which in a note

“Do you know why to you I write:
Friend you are the only one
Reminds me who of my Lord,
About whom I love to much read”

His Lovers are used to words plenty
How can Land be fertile with rains scanty?

I know not what more to say
Nor an excuse to with you stay

A voice then spoke
From behind the screen
I looked around
But no one was seen

“Do you know how easy it is
For such questions to pose
Have you but tried for once
A word or two in response?”


July 6, 2003.