Y..... Ice And Vapour - Poem by Aufie Zophy
A hard start of the day
A loud quarrel with my son
Yes, a real hard start today
Puberty seems to go on and on
A whole day of fuming
Hardening my heart
This one I am not accepting
Now he went too far
Then in the evening, before we met,
In my inbox in my phone
A message from a Sufi poet
Melted my heart of stone.
A dropp of water, said the poet,
Make it cold and it will freeze to solid
Then add some heat or warmth to it
And it immediately becomes fluid
The solid icy phase is static, cannot move
Just like a bitter heart is cold and full of limitation
Then let forgiveness in, all will improve
The solid melts or even will go to sublimation
Still add more warmth and kindness to it all
The gaseous state is soon achieved
And our heart and our soul
Will float, expand, what a relief
I threw away my plans for a cold shoulder
I let my frozen heart melt a bit
My miserable day seemed soon to be over
Forgiveness now was filling it
When I returned from work, I smiled to him
Thanks to that message in the mail.
I received a warm handshake in return
All ice melted, warmth and love prevail
Poet's Notes about The Poem
I think that our God really wanted me to read that message before I got home from work.
here is the message from my mail:
Warmth melts, while cold freezes. A dropp of ice in a warm place spreads and covers a larger space, whereas a dropp of water in a cold place freezes and becomes limited. Repentance has the effect of spreading a dropp in a warm sphere, causing the heart to expand and become universal, while the hardening of the heart brings limitation.
(Hazrat Inayat Khan)
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