Oh Holly! Oh companion of my soul, where are you? Are you praying in the temple? Or calling Nature in the field, haven of your dreams?
Are you in the huts of the poor, consoling the broken-hearted with the sweetness of your soul, and filling their hands with your bounty?
You are God’s spirit everywhere;
You are stronger than the ages.
Do you have memory of the day we met, when the halo of you spirit surrounded us, and the Angels of Love floated about, singing the praise of the soul’s deed?
Do you recollect our sitting in the shade of the branches, sheltering ourselves from Humanity, as the ribs
Protect the divine secret of the heart from injury?
Remember you the trails and forest we walked, and our heads leaning against each other, as if we were hiding ourselves within ourselves?
Recall you the hour I bade you farewell,
And the Maritime kiss you placed on my cheeks?
That kiss taught me that joining of lips and cheeks in Love
Reveals heavenly secrets which the tongue cannot utter!
That kiss was introduction to a great sigh,
Like the Almighty’s breath that turned earth into man.
That sigh led my way into the spiritual world,
Announcing the glory of my soul; and there
It shall perpetuate until again we meet.
I shall love you till the last breath! ❤
- Khalil Gibran