This outer form you call beauty
is of this transient, ephemeral.
This body, this face
is made of dust.
It will all blow away,
each and every particle,
swirling into the wind
like radiant leaves
departing in autumn.

Youth will fade someday,
along with the rest
of these material forms;
even the earth
is just a marble
made of sand.

Know this soul, I pray,
as destinyโ€™s breeze
calls me to fanaa;
remember this smile,
as pieces of me scatter
into floating, evanescent stardust.

I, like you, will slowly vanish
until I am nothing
but a soul risen to promised Elysium.

There, I will find reunion
with You, my hidden Lover.

11 thoughts on “Ephemeral

  1. Fiqah April 25, 2010 / 3:29 pm

    SO lovely.

  2. yash236 April 25, 2010 / 5:08 pm

    awesome one…๐Ÿ™‚ liked it very much

  3. Jehanzeb April 25, 2010 / 6:59 pm

    Thank you for the comments! I appreciate it๐Ÿ™‚

  4. aynur April 26, 2010 / 5:56 am

    I love it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. M April 26, 2010 / 5:33 pm

    this is reminiscent of haunting, neil gaiman imagery. i like it.

  6. The Voice of a Soul March 25, 2011 / 11:01 pm


    It’s really amazing, ur blessed..mashaAllah

    • Jehanzeb March 26, 2011 / 5:39 am

      Thank you so much!๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Bloodhit111 November 4, 2012 / 6:08 pm

    What’s name of the painting?

    • Mast Qalander November 24, 2012 / 7:47 pm

      I’m not sure what the name of the painting is, but the artist is Mahmoud Farshchian.๐Ÿ™‚

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