Mystical Poem in the Sufi style: 120 words. A one-minute read

Across a scattered land I sought you

For almost all a lifetime’s days

Until within a book I brought you

To be a light beneath my gaze.

Within a scattered mind I sought you

Aflame with thoughts and secrets found

But words declined to let me find you

Who watched the eyes that chased you round.

Within a scattered heart you found me

And pulled me back from lines that fade

I am, you said, your essence finding

The song by which your life was made.

Dedicated to Rumi, the Sufi Poet


©Stephen Tanham, 2021.

Stephen Tanham is a Director of the Silent Eye, A journey through the forest of personality to the sunrise of Being.

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