Maybe this Friday… maybe ,(poem)

News spread that some news is on the way

Ecstatic would be the heart that is aware


Maybe this Friday he comes, maybe!

Unveils his face for us all, maybe!


Clapping hands, stomping I will go

To the door of good ones’ best, I will go


Going to make me drunk with joy again!

Headless, footless, handless, more again!


I’ll go there to leave myself behind

Going mad in search for his sweet sight


With whom do they entrust their time?!

Those who don’t know their own Imam…


Having such euphony and pleasantness

Wandering round my corner of loneliness


You! A couple of alleys away from us…

Your song more rapturous than all of us…


If only you would reduce this distance

Lessen the pain of all these attendants


If only you were in our surroundings

Resource of our relief and comforting


Anyone who can attain your visit

Has the key for all problems in minute


Last night I had such a fit of delight

My heart yearned so much for your recall


As soon as I named you, my lips blazed

Flames were on Siavash[1]’s shirttail


Your name is the calmative of my soul

Your letter, my safe conduct evermore


You! On your look, sun rises bright

Shine on gloomy me, just a night!


Unveil these eyes, very wet in tears

So they can see your face fully for years


Your prayers help and assistance to us…

Where and when is the due date for us?


My poor heart, O dear… depends on your lips

Has a crave for Mecca[2], just fancying your visit


I came to Mecca, O love! In order to see you

The pivot of my religion in apex is only you


At which corner of Masha’ar[3], which point of Mina[4]

Just tell me where to wait and yearn for your sight


O Zuleika[5]! Leave off Joseph’s shirt for heaven!

So the east wind blows it back to Canaan[6]!


Let me kiss the pure soil of Jamkaran[7]…

Emerging land of prophets and saints all…



By: Aghasi, deceased Iranian poet

[1] A man in Ferdowsi’s masterpiece (Shahnameh), passed through fire to prove his innocence.
[2] Emerging land of Imam Mahdi (King savior)
[3] A land near Mina in Mecca where Hajj pilgrims must spend a while there praying
[4] A land where Hajj pilgrims must spend a whole day there praying
[5] Potiphar’s wife & later prophet Joseph’s Lover and wife (according to holy books)
[6] The land where prophet Jacob (Joseph’s father) lived with his sons
[7] Land dedicated to the pilgrimage of Imam Mahdi

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