Life is Flower &Love is Honey
By Freeyad Ibrahim
Love is the inspire for prophets:
** Christ loved Mary Magdalene more than all the disciples and used to kiss her often on her mouth. ( Da vinci Code)
And when Jihad armies swept into Hindu India they were much brutal than they were in Europe. That is because they were intoxicated by the new beauty of the Byzantine women (Source: The truth about Muhammad. )
***And look what the great souls have written about love:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
“Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.”
“The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved .”
Gibran K. Gibran loves motion and stillness equally:
“let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness, for even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.”
According to Rumi- the Farsi poet- love is eternal:
His epitaph reads:
"When we are dead, seek not our tomb in the earth, but find it in the hearts of men."
While according Abdulla Goran- the Kurdish poet- love is ever changeable:
I tried to
As much as I could
Write some nice words about you.
But my pen froze
As soon as I wrote,
I love you.
When I asked for the reason
The pen said,
She doesn’t deserve your love,
Like the colors of the leaves
She changes every season.
And he is ready to sacrifice his life for it:
If I could make you happy,
I would give you my own soul.
I would make myself a robot,
To be in your control.
But Saa’di Shirazi sees everything beautiful in the beloved:
“The ill-wishing eye, be it torn out, sees only defects in his virtue,
But if thou possessed one virtue and seventy faults
A friend sees nothing except that virtue.”
According to Saa’di love for a creature decimates love for the creator:
“Whenever love has become sultan
Piety’s arm has no strength left.”
And lowers the rank of a sultan to match that of a slave:
“ Do not expect service from a salve after professing friendship
When relation between lover and beloved come in, the relations between
master and servant are superseded.”
Freeyad Ibrahim (Kurdish Dutch Writer, poem, translator