Doctrine of Free-Verse

I agree, O heart, that you cannot
Stop writing, my ghazals are strange sonnets
When they hear my words, free-verse

They know that I am not an
Experienced poet, but rather –
Only an open heart

I write not something easier
But the language of my soul
Otherwise it would be difficult to write

I will not cry for satisfaction
Of an easy life, I will trumpet
Beautiful virgin-feelings always fresh

For Heaven and the Tao agree
That the wine I drink is beloved reference
The lyrics of my Beloved spans

Across lifetimes, across star-systems
Who can deliver my message?
I will follow the inner mysticism

As the identity of a pilgrim who
Always loses their way among
The sayings of all poets, a bit of everyone

Internalized, Oh Lord, you know it is true
That my heart spoke with a different tongue
Only with the aim of idol-breaking empathy.

3 thoughts on “Doctrine of Free-Verse

  1. I believe this is the answer to the question I asked a couple of days ago. (So amazing). I want to obtain such beauty. I don’t want to steal yours but I want to find my own…and you have inspired me to start looking for the way. I would be honored if you would allow me to list you as one of my favorite poets on my blog.

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