About Ishq

 

Ishq is Love, divine Love, Love of the self, familial Love, romantic Love, Love of journey.
Ishq is an energetic we tap into, a frequency, a conscious state of being.
“Ishq” is a word borrowed from Arabic… A pen-name, inspired by eclectic poets,
and their conversations with all that is

Love.

A Sturdy Vessel

A Sturdy Vessel "Wedge me, turn me, roll me around like clay, before the shaping. Turn me inside out, rub my rough leathery skin back in, back in-to, the smooth moist darkness. Folding inwards, a mediative rhythm, Slide, tuck, fold. Slide, tuck, fold. Slide, tuck,...

Streets

Streets

Streets "Believing each other’s eyes into existence, Shy souls converge in the streets. Water droplets reveal rainbows, and essence meet.  Called to dance in the rain, Splashing-light they merge, Eyes locked in the moment.  Time collapses, the Earth slows, her...

Truly

Truly

Truly "Let the size and colorful content of your heart, inspire awe. Let it satisfy you, Nourish you, Feed you. Allow your desires to mature, Be vintaged, Refined, Clarified. Spiced with the peach blossoms, of a Sweet Longing. Fruits delivered on the luscious wings of...

Each Other Colors

Each Other Colors

 Each Other Colors "Crying, Shedding tears of Joy, For 45 dry Red desert miles, So much love, Laughter and Smiles. The jade Wellspring of 2 Flaming Purple hearts, Kindred spirits, twin Flames, spontaneous Games, Hazelnut coffee, Brown with Green forests, White flower...

Love the Process

Love the Process

"The key to manifesting, Is loving the process... Of attaining our dreams. Equally loving the insights, Rewards, And setbacks. That allow us to refine and expand the dream we choose to live. Allowing us, To become more than we preconceived. And the dream, More than...

Stretch

Stretch

Stretch "The gifts of life increase in size, To see them, grow larger eyes. We must stretch to reach them, open hearts to feed them. expand to be them.  Come to the edge, Lean on tip-toes, Arms held out wide, Tears springing from glowing eyes, Stand tall with open...

Of Love

Of Love

Of Love "A pupil once asked Ishq of Love. Ishq derived that Love is ephemeral, freeing, fleeting in nature, gaining momentum. He screamed with his eyes Love is visceral and translucent, compelling and slow, yet, undeniable in it's movements. Smiling he knew Love is...

Return

Return

Return "Do not be saddened that you cannot return to Afghanistan. Your blood is already heavily spiced. The call to prayer already rings in your ears, Hums, shivers, resoundes in your dusty soul. The cityscape, hazed and vibrant, Beckons you to wander, In search of...

Waiting

Waiting

Waiting "Release the feeling that we are waiting. Waiting for what? Now is the time to find ourselves, Start by finding  Gratitude, Tears...

Dull Colors

Dull Colors

Dull Colors "If another wishes to mock your canvas, by flaying dull colors. Laugh knowing, The vision of your heart, is still...

Bathing

Bathing

Bathing "Bathing in the warm waters of self-love Ecstasy settles in. Feel, invite, welcome, nourishment. Derived from the wellspring of sunshine within Affection, cascades down my shoulders and up my spine. Your loving breath accepting the curve of my neck. beating...

Bountiful

Bountiful

Bountiful "Anoint yourself with the ashes of your fears, Allow prosperity to flow from within, Let the heart lead you, with devotional clarity, Knowing that all unfolds divinely. Graced with presence beyond rationality, Beyond judgement, Beyond limitation. Bountiful...

Lullabies

Lullabies

Lullabies "Sing you a song Woman, Know-who-you-are, Sing you a song Woman, Hold-in-my-arms, Full moon is risin', hands run through your hair, Come a bit closer to hear a fairy tale. Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, The Sycamores know, That the stars, They will fall, Into your palms,...

Nectar

Nectar

Nectar "Move slowly through the cascading moments of now. This very moment bears great fruits. Sink your teeth deep into the juicy flesh of your soul. Savor the sweet nectar...

A Delightful Hiatus

A Delightful Hiatus

  "Letting eyes love me, These eyes say the two words All eyes want to hear, 'Love Me.' Two potent words paired together. What could be stronger, More divine, More luscious Than the words, 'My Love?' Why Love? When we could fear, Contract and steal. That which...

Shore

Shore

Shore "Give the Imagination wings. Like a kite, allow the wind to carry your passions, far beyond the shore of yourself, into the...

A Beginning

A Beginning

A beginning Once I looked upon the Moon and said to her, "Why is this world in a constant state of ending?" And she responded... "Brother, it's in a constant state of...

Make Yourself Rich

Make Yourself Rich

Make yourself rich "Fill your pockets with gems.. Of the more subtle kind. That way, if you were to be robbed in an alley... the burglar would be unable to grasp anything of...

Theatrics

Theatrics

Theatrics We are all actors in a play, and we all wear a mask. Ishq will tell you, "this is all a show, and we are all beings of...

A Compass

A Compass "Calm the winds of your mind, and the waves of your heart will subside. Still the wind and the waters, to reveal a great map of  stars. A galaxy reflected in your soul. Depth expanding in every sacred direction. Stare into these waters... Know this map of...

What to do with Stones?

What to do With Stones "Breath in deeply, the Love that surrounds you, Pick up the cold stones, others have dropped at your feet, Polish them into gems, Touch them to your heart, Watch them glow in your palms. Lay them, at the feet, of the next person, that walks by."...