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All that is gold does not glitter

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost,
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.

J.R.R. Tolkien
 

 

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All that is gold does not glitter


All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost,
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.

J.R.R. Tolkien
 

 

 

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Beloved of hearts, like You, Ive no one,
So pity now this sinner coming to You.
O my hope and my peace and my joy...
the heart can love none other, but You.

~ Rabia Basri

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This setting of houses and cafes, the neighbourhood
where I gaze and where I stroll, for years and years.

I have fashioned you in joy and in sorrow,
through so many happenings, out of so many things.

You've been wholly transformed into feeling, for me.

~ C.P. Cavafy

translated from the Greek.

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So That You Will Hear Me

So that you will hear me
my words
sometimes grow thin
as the tracks of the gulls on the beaches.

Necklace, drunken bell
for your hands smooth as grapes.

And I watch my words from a long way off.
They are more yours than mine.
They climb on my old suffering like ivy.

It climbs the same way on damp walls.
You are to blame for this cruel sport.
They are fleeing from my dark lair.
You fill everything, you fill everything.

Before you they peopled the solitude that you occupy,
and they are more used to my sadness than you are.

Now I want them to say what I want to say to you
to make you hear as I want you to hear me.

The wind of anguish still hauls on them as usual.
Sometimes hurricanes of dreams still knock them over.
You listen to other voices in my painful voice.

Lament of old mouths, blood of old supplications.
Love me, companion. Don't forsake me. Follow me.
Follow me, companion, on this wave of anguish.

But my words become stained with your love.
You occupy everything, you occupy everything.

I am making them into an endless necklace
for your white hands, smooth as grapes.

Pablo Neruda

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I dont read poetry anymore, i write it....dont know if it's "my favorite though" but i like writing them....here are some:

Loving Through the Days

Do you remember, radiant rose?

The good times we shared?

The topics of talk, the games we chose

And how it fared?

Do you remember when work was small, and all was held

When they were tall, and our presence was felt?

Perhaps not

But we can improve our lot

Be my friend and a rain to death

As we were new to the end of death

And be my girl and smile at me

So I can smile, until I see

The end of my time, overtaking me

And the end of yours, before we enter

The garden of God…..or memories

Which fell like letters-

Letters from the sky, to future folk and their memories

And you can laugh, as I hold you near

And we will no longer have any fear

But be garments of warmth and fireplace buddies

Friends to go on, and fight the quest

And lovers to tango and giggle…..be funny

And share each other like the distance yearned

As it cried out when I sent my praises

From afar and rules of modesty

As a man needs rules but can not see

And pecks of kisses I imagine now

And your kisses, oh your kisses, oh, I want them now….

For if you do, ill give you my soul

But if you don’t ill give you my tears

And in your role, you own my life

And can turn me to dust from my fears

And you can give me strife

But it sure is a delight to love you, and love you,

And even if you turn me down

I will always love you, for you’ll always hold......

The crown of attachment, in my heart, and in my soul....

My playmate, friend, and radiant rose...

 

2nd:

Shall I entrust you with my heart and key
As your eyes do, promise, solace and warmth
Or will you let me down and let me be
As your lips’ crease itself bring pleasure forth

Or shall I wait and wait with lover’s strength
Thy shining name bring forth a gushing stream
Your spark’ling name was life which grew in length
And stars lie outshined by lovely eyes that beamed

For I know I’d hold you in, rad’iant rose
Friend of early times who taught love to me
My sweet friend of whom I had rightly chose
Who I carry, in rad’iant sight, I see

I know you as my secret first, friend to bloom
You are a part of me in mem’ry room

3rd:

Shall I compare you to a fresh fruit that never spoils And never decay nor ever boil? 
To feed my longing and bring shivers of memory? 
To stay pure and chaste until marriage eternity? 
A garden spring of jasmine, and innocent memories 
A river of freshness, the first love I have seen 
A sun to give light with your tender heart 
But burning compassion, and playful darts 
The shouts and cries of playful teasing 
Which made me mad but now that I’m sad, make you pleasing, since I started leaving 
My heart was stone and my words were few, but you taught love, and purity, too 
Purity as white as the purest light, 
For we were but children and had no sight 
And knew not of what we know now 

My radiant rose who I have chose 
I am the moon, and you are my Earth 
You are the sun, that I haven’t chose 
But destiny did as warm from the hearth 
In wintertime, invincible 
As a man needs food to be sensible 
You are my queen, and I’d be yours for life 
Away from the homeland where there now is strife 
I’d protect you and serve you and love you and play with you 
And keep you away from the land that would harm you 
Despite the gentleness therefrom that lies 
For I knew not what I know now 

I want nothing but cuddles and kisses from you, 
Except whispers of secrets and delicate coos 
For if you gave me your kisses I’d give you mine, too….. 
And I’d give you my life 
For I knew not what I know now 

You were my first and I hope to make you my last 
To be like garments for you, and you for me 
For we knew not what we know now 
For we know not what we know now

4th:

You have notbeen forgotten, my first love
The first I’ve loved, I’ve kept in mind
While searching for others upon my departure, to Georgia up above,
Which led me straight to you, for I have never loved another
Except when they were you
Or others just like you,
when we were blank slates and had on our shoulders much less weights
And played and joked and dreamed of adulthood, only to be parted by God and father once we hit teenhood
No one can replace, my little birthday pal, my playmate and my Sufi
Whose shouts of “ew!” made for giggles, and whose smile and stare of shiningstars, made me wiggle…..wiggle in my seat…..
Of the school where we became Muslims,
And where we began the path to Shaytaan’s defeat
No one can replace you, we are starcrossed but I’m strong
There is not a thing to do, except approach you when my work is long
May Allah grant you to me, insha Allah,
I will wait for hundreds of days, wallah
I have waited thousands, why stop now?
You are pure and do not date
I love you, Nurgul, I will wait
I hope that you are part of fate

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