MYSTICAL POEMS: “From words to emptiness” by Osho

I want my words ring in your ears, and their echo to carry you Into that space where everything is silent, empty. This is the way from words to emptiness. There one meet oneself. I’m in bliss. Take my love, I’ve nothing else to offer, It is my only wealth.

MYSTICAL POEMS: “The search” by Jiddu Krishnamurti

The Search I have been a wanderer long In this world of transient things. I have known the passing pleasures thereof. As the rainbow is beautiful But soon vanishes into nothingness, So have I known, From the very foundation of the world, The passing away of all things Beautiful, joyous and pleasurable. As the moon…

MYSTICAL POEMS: “The word NO” by Hafiz

  I rarely let the word “No” escape From my mouth Because it is so plain to my soul That God has shouted, “Yes! Yes! Yes!” To every luminous movement in Existence —Hafiz

MYSTICAL POEMS: “I used to know my name…” by Hafiz

  I used to know my name. Now I don’t. I think a river understands me. For what does it call itself in that blessed moment when it starts emptying into the Infinite Luminous Sea, and opening every aspect of self wider than it ever thought possible? Each drop of itself now running to embrace…

MYSTICAL POEMS: “Microprosopos” by Elsa Barker (1869-1954)

Microprosopos BEHIND the orient darkness of thine eyes,    The eyes of God interrogate my soul    With whelming love. The luminous waves that roll  Over thy body are His dream. It lies  On thee as the moon-glamour on the skies;            And all around—the yearning aureole    Of His effulgent…

MYSTICAL POEMS: “The slumberer” by Elsa Barker

  Flaming June, one of Lord Leighton’s last paintings   The Slumberer O THOU mysterious One, lying asleep  Within the lonely chamber of my soul!  Thou art my life’s true goal,  Thine is the only altar that I keep.  Rapt in the contemplation of thy repose,          I see in thy still…

SUFI POEMS: “Only God I saw” by Baba Kuhi

“Only God I saw” In the market, in the cloister–only God I saw.   In the valley and on the mountain–only God I saw.   Him I have seen beside me oft in tribulation;   In favour and in fortune–only God I saw.   In prayer and fasting, in praise and contemplation,   In the…

MYSTICAL POEMS: “Fierce Rapture” by Sabah Raphael Reed

Fierce Rapture Find the wild place inside your self. The place of precipice and storm; the place of bewilderment and surrender. Now, let the doors be blown wide open and feel within the finesse of fierce rapture arising in the healing dance of dawn. by Sabah Raphael Reed – from Agape: Poems of Love and…

MYSTICAL POEMS: “The Skeptics” by Dorothy Walters

The Skeptics We were the skeptics, the ones who knew that nothing exists beyond our knowing, our certitude that what we saw was what there was, no need to go beyond the edges of our thought, our need to be right. Then one day we were struck down by Presence arriving in a whirling cloud…

MYSTICAL POEMS BY HAFIZ: “The moon”

  The moon came to me last night With a sweet question. She said, “The sun has been my faithful lover For millions of years. Whenever I offer my body to him Brilliant light pours from his heart. Thousands then notice my happiness And delight in pointing toward my beauty. Hafiz, Is it true that…