Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Rahim

(After Sultan Murad, XV Century)

In a mirror that I find within my heart
is an image of an ever changing face.
Each desire and fear I lose reveals this light —
formless beauty spreading out through inner space,
subtle lips to kiss, ancient wine to taste.

Conversation’s easy when it’s Friend to friend.
At the ocean waves of energy roll in.
It’s a gift to spend some time upon this shore;
living waters wash my sadness and my shame.
Every wave upon this ocean has Your name.

Many joys I’ve had and many nights alone.
Countless pasts and countless futures are all gone.
Every breath’s a timeless moment to be known.
Every face I see reminds me all is one,
all is one, forever all is one.