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Of wolf and falcon


The wolf and falcon

The wolf of self howls in the dark valleys
and all piety manages to escape
out the windows and doors
mischief and trickery, pleasure and desire
start forming in the shadows of
the mind's dark recesses and alleys

O Lord of Light!
cleave through the darkest night
lion of courage, awaken and rend this heart
the King beckons His falcon of light to return
and regain his keen sight, beyond sight

Instead of falling in love with mere creations,
that wither, fade, peel, crack
and become dust
let this love be only for the Eternal Sun
the one that does not come and go
but stays forevermore in the heart
with faith and trust.


First Edition. Revisions to follow.

© 2019 Mo Durrani

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