Last night, I dreamt. I was in an open field and there was a spoken word poetry performance, the whole audience was involved with impromptu but co-ordinated dance steps. There was only one poem and I loved its title North of your Soul. In fact I was upset that the title was already used, more so as the poem was completely unrelated to it. When I woke, I was relieved it was only a dream. I now had to come up with a poem to go with the title and I hope my words are worthy of it.
North of your Soul
I am the north of your soul
Your magnetic field
Your very own Qibla*
You will perpetually waver
Till the time you turn toward me
Though I give bearing to the lost
And I am the constant you seek
I am as constrained as you
It was not my doing
Neither can I move my position
Nor you your attention
Let us then face each other
You enhance me
For what is the worth of a star
Without her planets and moons?
* Qibla is the direction one faces while praying
18 thoughts on “North of your Soul”
No words, Sonya… I know it’s old but this one’s going to stay with me for a long time
:) Thank you, no words necessary.
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Thank you for the renewed inspiration!
Thanks a lot for your encouragement and appreciation Cathie.
This is such a lovely poem…. kudos.
Thank you so much and I’m really pleased to welcome you here.
I really love the way you allude to Light, which is “north of the soul” without actually using the word! Definitely worthy…more than worthy!
Much much appreciated!
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What a wonderful poem this is! It has the fragrance of some of the old sufi teaching poems.
All good wishes,
That is an amazing compliment Robert. Thank you so very much.
Yes….Hafiz! Sonya, if you haven’t read his work you must!
Thanks Cathie :)
Right! The title is truly inspiring. And your words too head northward. :)
Hi mj…I’m happy to have been able to work on the title. Thanks for appreciating my words. Lots of care back to you :)
I can only say,it’s wonderful.
That was all you needed to say…thank you!