Water and Flowers

Here are flowers, O my Beloved,
    Here are flowers;
Let us lay our hearts today
    Among the flowers;
Let us not be led astray
By the mirage far away;
    Here is verdure, and in verdure
        Love embowers.

Here are springs, O my beloved.
    Here are springs;
Let us rest and build a nest
    Near the springs;
Let us cease our weary quest
For the mountains of the blest;
    Here is water, and in water
        Blessing sings.

From A Chant of Mystics (James T. White & Co., 1921) by Ameen Rihani. This poem is in the public domain.