A Cup Overflowing

Love is a cup overflowing
Yet without bottom

How is this possible?
Where does all this joy come from?

Does love have no beginning,
No middle, no end?

Praise God! It must be so!
The cause and course of life

A treasure lent to spirit
His light formed in earthen clay

The true meaning of
Every verse of every Holy Book

And the hidden name of God
On King Solomon’s ring,

That the Jinn, created by the
Fire of that Love, could not disobey

Bless us then with Love, O Lord!
As Thy Name is praised

Make of it our garment
Clothe us in Thy ways

That with each breath may flow
The prayer of all our days

And bless the ink and pen
That writes these words

The eyes that read them
And the heart that knows

– Irving Karchmar, © January 2009

22 Responses to A Cup Overflowing

  1. pbsweeney says:

    Sublime… like the poet. :)

  2. eBookGuru says:

    What an excellent poem! Great stuff..

  3. frieda says:

    thanks for sharing…however “full moon” is still my all time favorite :-)

    keep sharing, its a joy to read them

  4. Achelois says:

    You know brother Irving, I made a list of God’s blessings upon me and you are on the list :) I am so fortunate to know you, to read your words, to learn from you, to be your student (self-registered :)).

    I am trying very hard to learn to be patient like I have seen you patient and polite. It is difficult because I am a short-tempered drama queen but Inshallah I’ll be there. Please keep me in your duas.

    Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful, beautiful poem with us.

  5. Maithri says:

    How deeply beautiful my brother,

    You fill my heart with love…

    You are an expression of all that is good and beautiful in this world…

    May you cup overflow

    My deepest love to you and yours, Maithri

  6. Rafael says:

    As salam ‘alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. We have not been keeping in touch as we used to, darvish! However I must say this is something beauty and extraordinary. MashaAllah. Tawfiq. Wasalam.

  7. Umm Bilal says:

    Assalamu alaikum,
    your blessed pen spoils us with your exquisite imagery! And also ‘bless the heart that does not know’ :)
    Wassalamu alaikum

  8. Aida says:

    Salam Brother, this poem reflects such mysteries! It’s always a pleasure to read your poetry.

  9. Muse says:

    oh that is simply beautiful. thank God for your inspired mind :)

  10. Mahmood Ahmad says:

    Its a beautiful dua for love, as well as explains the inner of a person with love and how great a love is.
    I pray to Allah, keep us on straight path of our Prophet Mohammad SallahuAlihiWassalam, that is full of love.

  11. love.peace says:

    very beautiful, brother. i will read this many times, insha’allah.

  12. Irving says:

    Salaam Dear Sisters and Brothers:

    Thank you all for the kind words :) And Brother Mahmood, Ameen to your prayer.

    Ya Haqq!

  13. Ismail Radpour says:

    Salaam Brother Irving

    Great inspiration, beautiful poem. It is certainly God’s munificence that your pen and its ink are blessed always.

    Ya Haqq!

  14. barbara says:

    Dearest Irving, your cup runneth over! Just beautiful! Ameen to such light! LOVE, Love, love…during this pause on this journey life has a “loving” purpose to fulfill. May all sincere seekers find success in this sacred task.

  15. Ben says:

    the answer intuit enters into us
    as the wheel spins and turns
    from the words I seem to have learned
    the answer intuit enters into us

    love your blog! it’s overflowing with faith, certainty and sublime answers. keep shining my friend!

  16. assalamu’alaykum.

    a greet from indonesia, brother.

    nice writing.


  17. UTP says:

    beautiful work irving…yet again…

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  19. Azad komol says:

    Interesting poem,
    Pls. tell me how to subscribe.

  20. Irving says:

    Thank you all for the kind words :) Azad, I do not know how one would subscribe, though I think you can do it through wordpress or google. Just check back once in a while for new posts :)

    Ya Haqq!

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