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Old 02-10-2013, 10:33 PM   #1
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A Poem: A lover and his Beloved

Sin has built a high wall
Shutting out thy holy light,
Buried deep in the dark earth,
I claw my way out...

Break down this high wall.
Let not my sin be a barrier,
A barrier to my washing thy feet,
In the tears falling fom mine eyes...

Like a child yearns its mother's breast
So, I yearn to suckle from thy holy breast,
To lay my head upon thy lap,
O' to feel thy tender caress...

O' Baha forgive me I beg,
Immerse me in thy ocean of mercy.
Crucify my earthly desires,
So you can birth in me heavenly desires...

I stand upon the foundation of love,
Let me build my life upon it,
An abode built for two,
For a lover and his Beloved...
 
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:34 AM   #2
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Well done I like it

Here is one I did the other day

Obedience


The Word of God inspires our hearts,
From this Word we must not depart.
Immerse yourself in the ocean of Words,
To save yourself from what man deserves.
The Word is Life, the Word is Love,
Mankindís Bounty from God above.
Oh that we could all find the path,
To perfect obedience, a Faith that lasts.

Read the Word, Pray the Word,
Live the Word, spread the Word,
Find all the searching and loving hearts,
And from Gods Word do not depart.
(TBS4/01/2013)
 
Old 03-13-2013, 10:44 AM   #3
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Well done servant

Nice poem

I once wrote a poem, no one seemed to like it, I guess they did not understand my suffering or there were feelings of guilt, not sure, or maybe it is just a bad poem, but then I don't believe there is such a thing.

Those in Need

Where oh where are You, oh exemplar of love?
My heart cries out for a kind word, a kind act.
My broken body by illness, cries as tis racked.
Oh my Master thou gentle and loving soul, above.

Where oh where do we flee?
Where thy followers, to take up thy examples, thread?
I look up and down the street, thy feet did tread.
I see no loving visitor, coming to pray for me.

Where oh where the souls, striving to live the word?
The lonely, broken, ill are all still there.
Among our loved ones, forgotten, do we care?
They suffer alone, long suffering, not heard.

Oh my Master, on the breeze I hear thee still.
Do as I, follow me.
Do as I, follow me.
Where thy warriors, love and care to instil.
 
Old 03-18-2013, 06:43 AM   #4
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Dear servant I trust I can put another poem of mine here.

False Words

False words like
Poison dipped
Bullets fly
As clutching my
Bloodied body
My faltering feet flew
Across the open
Field of trust
Retreating within
God's walled fortress
Of my heart
 
Old 03-18-2013, 07:39 AM   #5
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Thanks for sharing. I find it extremely moving to see that Baha'u'llah's revelation is touching hearts to write poetry. And such moving, personal words.

Seeing hearts responding to the Abha Beauty like this is very inspirational!
 
Old 03-18-2013, 12:22 PM   #6
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At different occasions I have written down some short poems. The greatest of them, to my own taste, are in Persian however. Here's one in English which I wrote about a year ago. It's great reading others poetic expressions of their love for our Lord.

The Ancient of Days has eclipsed the world!

the splendor of the lesser world cries out into the world
oh foolish ones of the world
have ye seen the light of the Lord?
my splendor is as naught in His light
He is the Light of all lights
my oceans cry out in their drought
the most great Ocean has come
my trees have vanished
the Sacred Lote-Tree has come
my moon has turned up it's dark side
the most great Moon has come
my sun shines not
the most great Sun has come
my air has ceased to breathe
the Ancient Breath of the Lord has come!
my kingdom was built anew
the King of kings has come
 
Old 03-19-2013, 02:18 AM   #7
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This definitely helps me with my quest to learn to love God more.

I've only been inspired twice in my life to write a poem. Once was when we were pioneering in Martique. Another was for a poetry slam, where I received a standing applause.

The one in Martinique was partly inspired by the scenery.

Remembering it now, the anguish I felt comes back to me and leaves me sobbing.

Beyond the falls,
The mountain walls
Rise to meet the sky,

While pioneers
with prayers and tears
Strive to reach as high.

P.S. I did find a song inside me once. It just came to me out of nowhere.

Last edited by jimhabegger; 03-19-2013 at 02:24 AM. Reason: to add some more thoughts
 
Old 03-19-2013, 04:03 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by jimhabegger View Post
This definitely helps me with my quest to learn to love God more.

I've only been inspired twice in my life to write a poem. Once was when we were pioneering in Martique. Another was for a poetry slam, where I received a standing applause.

The one in Martinique was partly inspired by the scenery.

Remembering it now, the anguish I felt comes back to me and leaves me sobbing.

Beyond the falls,
The mountain walls
Rise to meet the sky,

While pioneers
with prayers and tears
Strive to reach as high.

P.S. I did find a song inside me once. It just came to me out of nowhere.
That is very nice

Regards Tony
 
Old 03-19-2013, 01:42 PM   #9
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It is a very meaningful poem dear Jim. One needs to pass through the veils, the Mountains of Revelation to reach to the precincts of the presence of the Fountain-Head of the falls.
 
Old 03-19-2013, 01:58 PM   #10
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Thanks Jim and the other poets here!

Very refreshing. . .
 
Old 03-22-2013, 04:46 PM   #11
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Ring Out, Wild Bells

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light;
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

Ring out the grief that saps the mind,
For those that here we see no more,
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.

Ring out a slowly dying cause,
And ancient forms of party strife;
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.

Ring out the want, the care the sin,
The faithless coldness of the times;
Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes,
But ring the fuller minstrel in.

Ring out false pride in place and blood,
The civic slander and the spite;
Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring in the common love of good.

Ring out old shapes of foul disease,
Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
Ring out the thousand wars of old,
Ring in the thousand years of peace.

Ring in the valiant man and free,
The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
Ring out the darkness of the land,
Ring in the Christ that is to be.

ALFRED LORD TENNYSON

I love this poem of Tennyson's maybe he was inspired at the time.

Quote from Tablet of Baha'u'llah:-

"O King of Paris! Tell the priest to ring the bells no longer. By God, the True One! The Most Mighty Bell hath appeared in the form of Him Who is the Most Great Name, and the fingers of the will of Thy Lord, the Most Exalted, the Most High, toll it out in the heaven of Immortality, in His name, the All-Glorious.
(Baha'u'llah, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 45)
 
Old 05-05-2013, 11:53 PM   #12
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nice poem

you have true heart which help you in writing such a beautiful poem. I am very fascinated and it make me emotional.
 
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