For Dhiresha

I say it again and again
such a fire we have lit
the coals of my heart are burning
burning for you

I am aware
I am aware of my mortality
I am aware of that never-before-glimpsed gateway
of a love supreme
a love that can meet death
that can die in untainted stillness
that can live without tarnish
without burden

I am with you
within you and without you
I am mad for you
only you and God

I raise my eyes and see that luminous cloud
only you know how mad I am
only you know how the craving dies
in the hush of my hand
to be replaced by a serenity ‘that passeth all understanding’
that stands silent in the ever-new dawn