ZP Mate Love

POEMS OF MATE LOVE

-saiom shriver-

17 YEAR ENGAGEMENT

As baby elephants
are longest in outbreaking
sometimes the best marriages
are longest in the making.

(to C and R Gomez Davis)

BRIDAL VEIL TOSSED

She has tossed away
her bridal veil
.. lace of Milky Way
starjeweled with
comet trail
for the Moon
needs no array
of the sun’s rays
when she is
One
with her husband
the Sun

(inspired by
poetry of Kabir)

MOON PENDANT

Sol The Cosmic Bubble Blower
blew..
and birthed a big balloon
.. a bubble ball moon

Of a sudden she floated up
and into the evening.
Above the flotsam
Now she floats

chainless pendant
On Night’s throat resplendent
born of the light
of the Sun descendant
as he enkindled
her orb ascendant

(to Mark Braunstein and his
partner)

LABOR OF LOVE

For a while she
was annoyed
that he enjoyed
while she
was employed..
until she got
a job she enJoyed.

I KNEEL

I kneel before the
heart of my Beloved..
within the shrine of
His soul..
It is never locked
to any being.

YEARLING

My love for you
a yearling became
many eons ago.

LIGHT IS THE LOVE OF STARS

Light is the love of stars.
Warmth the love of fire
Fragrance the love of flowers
Fruit the love of desire.

Music the love of reed
Water the love of sky
Breath the love of angels
These two: the love of Sai

(to Ginger and Frank Wynn)

BRIDAL TRAIN

The moon has wed
the sun, the Lord
of Light
.. but her bridal
train, the Milky Way,
is seen only
of the night.

JAMES BOND

Fear not as the bee
trips merrily
from bloom to bloom
He’ll faithfully
at dusk zoom
As he beelines
Home
to the hive
it is apparent
for his queen alone
does he strive

FRENCH CHERRY

The cherry tree
has donned a new chemise
.. the jade hues now
are studded cherise

FRANZ LIZST

Oh a womanizer
was Franz Lizst
.. who checked
women off his lists
.. yet was his
music
not linear
but spherical

LOVE POSSESSES NOT

Love possesses not
nor would Love
be possessed
but 2 rivers
together flow
and together
to the sea of
God they go

NEED

Need attracts
the mother
the brother
Needlessness
attracts
the lover

FIRST MOUNTAIN MARRIAGE

Clouds ring the mountain
peaks as
earth marries woven water
with air and fire as the
witnesses

SECOND MOUNTAIN MARRIAGE

A river flowing encounters
a mountain..
but in time
the squares become curves
.. and opposition
becomes encircling love

TALKING TO EACH OTHER

Talking was the way of Midge
to him to make a bridge
but silence was his way..
Words he quite abridged

She became more silent while
He made an effort more to speak
They made new communion
while the sun slipped
neath the ridge

BEES CHASED BLOOM CHASTE

bees chased
bloom chaste
Though
they forced their
attention upon her
she is faithful to the sun

HE IS MY DEFAULT

He is my default
the soul to whom
mine descends
whenever I fall asleep
drifting into
the infinite deeps

AWAITING THE WAVE

As the surfer awaits the wave
and night watchmen the dawn
As the sail awaits the wind
and desert flowers the rain
he yearns for her arrival.

SMILE IN THE EYES

Sometimes smiles of the mouth
do not to the eyes rise
but with love for all
ever smile his eyes
even if the corners
of his mouth don’t rise

MAGNETIZER

Stars outpour
from his eye doors
Sparkling rainbows
from his feet
A calming voice
from his lips
From his fingers
healing heat

WEDNESDAY WED

On that Wednesday we were wed
On that Wednesday we were we’d
Near a windkissed dune by the sea
Crowned by wet dunegrass weeds

PYROPHORIC PARAPHILIA

Is firefly love pyrophoric,
spontaneously in air igniting
materializing new love
and creating new lightning?

HER LIGHTNING

The lightning when she appeared
brought in its train
the thunder of his voice
*

Atop the sea light glitters. Neath the sea light glimmers.
Sometimes his love for her shouts. Sometimes it quietly shimmers.
*
Radiovoice comes in at night as through the window
streams starlight.. uplifting as the boat which pops
oer the horizon into sight.
*
It is each heart-mind which decides how strong or nonexistent
are the rings of saturn.
*
Is fickle Cupid the most prolific of all poetic muses?
*
The stars each and every …sparkle in revelry
while the moon continues her sunward reverie
awaiting his herald: the cock’s dawn reveille

ROMEO AND JULIET

In that life
Romeo and Juliet
.. their futures
unrequited
left for God
their unbodied
love united,
until desire
re-embodied them..
Their mutual need
forever reunited.

DESIRE’S REMAINS

Desire’s remains
are love’s refrains
which souls retain
til the other
each regains.

SPIRIT RECOGNITION

Their Spirits
immediately
recognized
past lives of Love

WEDDING VOW

To all
I give the love of
my soul.
For you alone
is the love of my body

NORM AND ETHEL

They met at our parents’ wedding..
and dated for several years…
then married. This year they
are both 98… and celebrating
their 72nd wedding anniversary.
When we called her last year … she
was on her exercise bike. He
still teases her that she is older
… by 5 months. She said she stays
alive to cook and care for him.

DREAM TRAIN

The most merged
couples it seems
go to the same worlds
in their dreams.

TWINKLE OF DELIGHT

There’s a twinkle of delight…
an allknowing bright
in his everpresent
kind and
allloving eyelight

CROWNING A MAN KING

When a woman seeking
a romantic lifetime
marriage with a man
sleeps with one,
she often immediately
crowns him king of
her life, but secretly
expects him to be
God, taking care of all
of her needs.
This unfairly burdens him
while unplugging her freedom
and disempowering her soul

MYSTERIOUS DATE

Younger souls
prefer the dark
mysterious clouds
in a relationship.
When the enigma
is unraveled
… spun clouds
raining their
treasure way….
they run away
like Draculas
fearing the sun

SOUNDS AND COLORS

It’s lovely to see
different color
frequencies
in pastel paintings
of sky and sea

or hear different
sound frequencies
from violin and cello
in the manyvoiced
symphony

but on the same wave
it’s best to be
if desiring marital
harmony

LOVE AS SEEN THROUGH MANY PRISMS

St John of the Cross: When the evening of this life comes,
we will be judged on our ability to love.
**
Baba Hari Das: Love is more powerful than lover for
Love is not bound by form.
**
Ahlaq I Jodah: Ask ye how I oerpassed the dreary void? One little step beyond
myself was all.
**
The Dalai Lama: The only religion is kindness.
**
L Hill: I asked my teacher how could I love Him more
and He answered: “Each is All.”
**
Mahavira, founder of the Jain religion: Kill not. Cause no
pain.
**
Hippocrates (of the Hippocratic Oath): First do no harm.
**
Buckminster Fuller: Love is a verb, not a noun.
**
Sai Baba: Those who ask for love in return are coolies
demanding wages.
**
Charles Dickens: The ocean asks for nothing but those who
stand by her shores gradually attune themselves to her rhythm.
**
Lao Tsu: Water does not force its way.
**
De Gourmont: The little girl asks no return love from
her doll. She loves. That is all.
**
Sai Grafio: Let us venture into the barren earth and heal
the wounds of barbed souls.. Reunite the unrequite.. turning
fragments into wholes.
**
Sai Baba: All beings are beautiful seen through eyes of love.
**
K. S. Hoare: Part of the heart was tied off, that the rest
might grow larger.
**
Steve Frost: True love bypasses thought.
**
Meher Baba: (Work) is spontaneous when inspired by love.
**
SC: Our mother teaches us that willpower is love as endurance.
**
John C Lehman Jr: Once you have become the great hitter
of love, it is time to become the coach of love.
**
Yogananda to his follower in a dream: Lover and Beloved
become One in meditation upon Love.
**
“Love is blind” (to the flaws in the loved one)
**
St Francis de Sales: We learn to speak by speaking. We learn
to love by loving.
**
Fyodor Dostoevski: paraphrased: Love is not love
until it embraces all creation
**
Sai Baba: Do not decry the green fruit growing in your own
garden.
**
John C Lehman Jr: Love is the recognition of someone
one has not met.
**
Sai Baba: Selfishness is contraction. Love is expansion.
*
Benjamin Disraeli: Love is the master key which opens
the gates of happiness.

**

Quietly Shimmers is to D and E Barr
40

 

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