Triptych on Love

heaven 2

Dialogue Poem Set 3.14: On Love Robe Turquoise

Robe Turquoise concluded

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A Triptych on Love

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1

Love for sure.

But make sure, anon,

You base yours on

What

Love is surely based upon.

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2

Love that is baseless

Is

Senseless agitations,

Where affection is affliction,

Much ado…

Much affectations,

Slave to self and reputations,

Based on imaginations:

A play on the Real,

Like pining

After miming. Reacting in. Acting out

False salvations.

***

3

So the basis of Love?

Must needs. SelfOriginNation.

In God1 above.

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By Arif uz Zaman

February 2013

For the Problematic poem that precedes this one, please read Love Song.

To understand what are the Dialogue Poems, please click here.

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1 ‘Al Wadud’ is one of the Ninety Nine Names of God, which is to say This is an attribute of Him. And it means ‘The Loving One’ – or Love.

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4 responses to “Triptych on Love

  1. Amina Shabeel

    Love this. Ma shaa Allah

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  2. maryamchahine

    Masha’Allah, wonderful conclusion – the last stanza says it all!

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    • Jzk, thought it most apt to end with the Robe. With the question posed at the prologue about whether meanings have been understood – the answer is possibly yes, possibly no. Let the reader decide. Thank you Maryam for your feedback throughout this tiny, mini-saga 😉

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