You bind me, and I tear away in a rage to open out
into air, a round brightness, a candlepoint,
all reason, all love.
This confusing joy, your doing,
this hangover, your tender thorn.
You turn to look, I turn.
I'm not saying this right.
I am a jailed crazy who ties up spirit-women.
I am Solomon.
What goes come back. Come back.
We never left each other.
A disbeliever hides his disbelief,
but I will say his secret.
More and more awake, getting up at night,
spinning and falling with love for Shams.