'I am here, now... that's enough for me'
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you timidly sipped a few times from
the Chalice of Love
though the Cupbearer - blessed be holy Spirit -
brought you an overflowing brew
why so satisfied, friend, imbibing
so little of the red world
when the Beloved exclaims
"Here! drink all of Me"
"So, enter all of Me"
drink the Christ like
your dreams of making love
why settle for holding hands
you can frolic all night entangled in the One
why go mindlessly through the rituals of religion
they're a bridge to jump off into the River of Life
this River will take you to the Sea of Love
where the idea of Love is no more -
there, no lover or beloved
the bread is not cooked sitting on the table
follow the wooing to rise inside the oven
laughter is not just for the hearing
follow the sound to share the ecstasy
there's a party inside the Moon
and you stand outside looking into the sky
for your soul to rest beside the Beloved
walk through the open door
dallying with the mind
only keeps you outside the heart
to become the Fire
give yourself to the Burning
the heart longs for you to be consumed totally
where even prayer is lost inside this Silence
no need to delay any longer with words -
enough said ...
on the Altar of One
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*(C) Brian K. Wilcox, 2020
*Brian's book, An Ache for Union: Poems on Oneness with God through Love, can be ordered through major online booksellers or the publisher AuthorHouse. The book is a collection of poems based on mystical traditions, especially Christian and Sufi, with extensive notes on the teachings and imagery in the poetry.