if you wish for snow

all that you touch
delicacy
of your own
like a flower
all that you see
indifferent
not other

you are everywhere
willingly confined
by a blue green line
that brought me back
sometime
and this body
for a while

O the expanding
the dance divine
and I shall stay
for the play
for it is
rising
rising

O the lover
pervader of all experience
rooted by free will
things move
move as if
your seat
unchanging

is knowledge
flashing forth

this
thing
things

and that’s why
if you wish

if you wish for snow
it shall snow

synchronously

at places
where it snows

holy is that
soulful touch

Beyond clouds is my love

I spent a fortune today
to hide from the world
and escape

train to train

Tracks are never enough
to lengthen a day
made of daydreams
of you

Recklessly…buoyant
and melting
Bending even
Metal

wires accelerating
because of this heat
of a mind
that I want to brutally
Tease

Copying you over
sometimes
But only on me

to see whether
after all
Still
…?

For the movie I say
which I saw what I have seen once again
yesterday

once which was
on a stage of dreams of others’
after midnights
in a street

stage changing
seer
staying

Already
Crossing bridges
Connecting flat lands
A play of green
For the play
but
This one is different I say

A
Movie where the half moon
would love to take a part in

Haha and
So I could think
think of you again while
The moon adorns my sky
Like this half
from today

While I am thinking of you
While I say:

Only

only
one more time
Secretly
Alone

One more time

See
If you were with me
It wouldn’t be such a luxury
as it is now
On my own
In this dream
of a dream
alone

See it’s for the movie
I say

I say
then slip again
Willingly
contract
to embody
my
Role

Again

and
Seeing these clouds now
In the shape of all lovers

That has become for you

I think they can see
See me too
While I think
Think of you

because I shine
Shine then
Same as you
And so they can see
See me
through
Through
the transparent windows
behind
which I hide and write

and trees
At every station that we stop
hear
Hear me

and you

You
Know

Like the skies of all parks
Living their blues
in pristine waters only

A rain droplet is my love
Fragile but
intact on a surface that holds it
for a moment
just in its magnificent form
and as temporary
as my own

Yes
A rain droplet is my love
in which I have hidden
you today like a wish

Knowing
Its true nature

Shapeless
Placeless
Timeless

For the play

is today

Shining
A rainbow above
Through
that droplet
upside down
Beyond clouds
Beyond clouds
rhymes
a love poem
to mine

 

My first artichoke dish

Today I came across two charming artichokes at the Saturday market
I always thought these are difficult to prepare when unpeeled but…
The result was yummy thanks to mom’s quick recipe:

Slice off the outer and inner petals
Peel the sides like an apple
You can remove the fuzzy hair like middle with the help of a spoon
Give it a rinse and rub the whole heart with a lemon (to avoid color change)
Place the hearts in a pan
Add onions, salt, some sugar, water and olive oil
Cook for 25 to 45 minutes depending on the size
You can decorate with peas and carrots if you like
I like eating these cold . Often artichokes decorate Turkish meze tables as a cold meze.

​Enjoy 🙂

You can also eat the base of the petals , the crispy white part like a delicacy to gnaw on 😀

The Moonlit Maze

O the sun
break the line of words
that search
to rhyme by words

which pulls you down
far away from me
but
listen just
to this unstruck
sound

our melody
coming from the heart

O bliss

along the path of divine

Like the gaze
one-pointed
which makes one forget
and connect
flawless

to our equipoise

I want to exchange your face
says the moon

and
Sink into your heart
while the remains
of dashes made by skyants
fade
and disappear

while the pale passage of pastels
of blue and reds
flood to sink

the colored deeper
and shrill … almost
burning a cover as if
to the color
of ashes of the mind
before the pitch-black

before the silent conversion
of tones
to dreams

seen at nights
by the inhabitants
of planes
where suns set

and
as objects and things
loose their assigned meanings
before the appearance of that starlight
the one that shines
like your reflection on this world

to illuminate this gift of ours

Then shall I rise again
in hearts
of all
as one

a shine of a pearl
your love manifests
objectless

expands
a heart
made of our breath

to lead the path of
what used to be a maze

clear are the lines
through the Crystalline
of your knowing

Come she says
be my gleam
so you can smile
to the meditating ones
that welcome our phase
in many ways

You and I
Breath to breath
We gave life to each other
You and I
Breath to breath
Born from each other

.
moonlit, the maze
reshapes
by our breath
a crystal

seed of a heart
expands
objectless

along the hearts
of all meditating ones

O joy of awareness !
O sound of bliss !
O path of knowing!

rises

beyond hearing
to welcome the phase
of our repose
in various ways

As sound fades
and becomes unmoved
objects loose their assigned meanings

We appear then as one
and
wed all cities
of dreamers
to a dreamless dream
of joy

We
gave breath to each other
We
born from each other.

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drawing with pencil on paper by Alin
meditative drawing