– Jaihoon

Whoever drank from this will know
The truths which in this river flow

Love is a jar filled with jealous wine
Who consumes it shouts “You are only mine”

The beloved has no other self
As if she is locked inside his shelf

Nightingale insists only his song be heard
The Rose to ignore all and only pay him heed

The Shell demands the Pearl to reside
Nowhere else shall its beauty confide

Leila’s eyes hold him so dear
Except Majnun not a soul appear

When at last she her whole self submit
Then at her feet will be the lover’s summit

Ah!
Whoever drank from this will know
The truths which in this river flow

25 Aug 2010