The Awakening

in the fading night
your face was laden with dreams
fluttering eyelids
the rise and fall of your chest
and our curious kisses

Kim M. Russell, 2018

Image result for paintings and artwork sleeping beauty being kissed by the prince
Sleeping Beauty – image found on Wikipedia

My response to Carpe Diem #1400 The Awakening, a love poem by Rumi

In the final regular episode of March, our inspiration is a love poem written by Rumi and translated by Deepak Chopra:

The Awakening

In the early dawn of happiness
you gave me three kisses
so that I would wake up
to this moment of love

I tried to remember in my heart
what I’d dream about
during the night
before I became aware
of this moving
of life

I found my dreams
but the moon took me away
It lifted me up to the firmament
and suspended me there
I saw how my heart had fallen
on your path
singing a song

Between my love and my heart
things were happening which
slowly slowly
made me recall everything

You amuse me with your touch
although I can’t see your hands.
You have kissed me with tenderness
although I haven’t seen your lips
You are hidden from me.

But it is you who keeps me alive

Perhaps the time will come
when you will tire of kisses
I shall be happy
even for insults from you
I only ask that you
keep some attention on me.

© Rumi (Taken from: The Love Poems of Rumi by Deepak Chopra)

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