I say it again and again,
such a fire we have lit,
my heart is aflame

I am aware of my mortality,
at the same time, the portal
of exalted love welcomes me,
a love that can meet death
and die in untainted stillness,
a love that can live without tarnish
without burden

I once dreamt of a ramshackle house,
invaded by infidels and mercenaries,
I was guarding my master,
without fear I turned to face the invaders,
ready to give my life

I raise my eyes and see a luminous cloud,
craving subsides in the hush of my hand,
resting on starlit silk
and a serenity sworn silent,
at the epicentre of union