If you meet me as a star,
I shall find my love’s ‘Qibla’ in you.
If you meet me as an ‘Azan‘,
I shall press my forehead to your feet.
If you meet me as a ‘Dua‘,
I shall raise your name to the night sky.
O’ Enchanting one!
Must you meet me in hundred disguises,
know that I have already met you —
a thousand times —
in a dark little chamber..
.. of my red little heart.
~ IZ ~
* Qibla – direction of sacred Ka’bah in Macca towards which muslims face to pray. Azan – the rhythmic prayer call of muslims. Dua – prayer.