Poem - Mulaqat



The moment of our meeting is embedded in my psyche.

It seems that it happened just yesterday, though years have passed.

You came and sat down with eyes lowered

And you talked, slowly and tentatively.

Then things moved forward

And hours passed like moments.

Whenever we’d take up a subject, we could share endlessly,

Whenever a tune began, heart and soul would listen with full attention.

The very air was suffused with love,

Though neither of us uttered that word.