I mention in my sidebar that Rumi is my favorite poet. I wrote a number of poems in tribute to his longing for the Beloved. This one is new for The Daily Post prompt.
“I strain daily to reach You”
must I always reach over Beloved?
cannot we meet halfway?
my prayers ~ sent on leaden feet ~ march
over spiritual bridge to Your ears
the echoes fade ~ birds wing freely
I gaze down
cloud-mapped stars ripple in
breeze bears witness
tear plops ~ fish rises
we both are disappointed
the arch of wooden beam though
my thumbs ~ your curvature of spine
bridge of skull and hip
yet when gripped ~ mounted
strength fluidly combined
our fervent cries rise as flame to heaven
passionate prayers to the Beloved
consummation crosses over
at our peaks ~ our souls entwined
a touch of the Divine
we are heard
we are One
Click the category link and scroll down to read all the Rumi poems.
Authors note: Without getting into personal beliefs or politics or comparative studies of sex and religion [Wikipedia does that] most if not all faiths consider respectful and consensual sexual congress between married partners to be a form of prayer and worship and a bridge to God.
Another bridge poem for d’Verse “over the Thames to link millenniums” posted Oct 31st.Advertisements