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445) Published: Poem: In the Court of Baha’u’llah March 26, 2008

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Posted, 18:48, Weds, 26 3 08.

“In The Court of Baha’u’llah”

My mind is empty
as I turn to Bahá’u’lláh in prayer
for guidance and inspiration
awaiting His pleasure,
and bidding,
ready to obey,
hoping for His grace.
I ride my steed
galloping through England’s forest green
until I arrive at the mediaeval and ancient castle
drawbridge down
portcullis up.
I trot through the entrance
to the courtyard inside
and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá is there
dressed in his white aba
under the grey overcast September sky
welcoming me
and He bids me dismount my grey horse
and leads me inside a stone doorway
and up narrow winding spiral stairs
to a wood-panelled hall,
lined with heraldry and portraits
leading to another more exalted room.
Grey light streams in from windows on my left
and ahead is a large wooden throne
but now I am kneeling,
my head bowed
and before I can lift my head
to gaze on the Countenance
of the Blessed Beauty,
I wake up.

Poem written on Saturday 11th September 2004 at Tutors’ Conference for England in Leicester University on the subject of partaking of the Grace of Bahá’u’lláh, from the quotation starting “O Wayfarer in the Path of God!” found in Books 2 and 6.