Themes :
Addiction and Craving

Poems with the theme of Addiction and Craving

  Abhishiktananda, Swami (Le Saux, Henri) Arunachala is a symbol
  Abil-Kheir, Abu-Said When the desire for the Friend became real
  Abulafia, Rabbi Abraham And the letter is longing
  Akha When one settles into a state of desirelessness
  Alighieri, Dante All Being within this order, by the laws (from The Paradiso, Canto I)
  Angelou, Maya On the Pulse of Morning
  Angelou, Maya Savior
  Ansari, Khwaja Abdullah Empty Me of Everything But Your Love
  Arabi, Muhyiddin ibn If what she says is true
  Arabi, Muhyiddin ibn In Memory of Those Who Melt the Soul Forever
  Arabi, Muhyiddin ibn When we came together
  Arabi, Muhyiddin ibn While the sun's eye rules my sight
  Attar, Farid ud-Din The Valley of the Quest
  Attar, Farid ud-Din The Nightingale
  Attar, Farid ud-Din The peacock's excuse
  Aurobindo Tree
  Bernart de Ventadorn When I see the lark beating
  Boethius The Bent of Nature
  Brabazon, Francis Once God, that Great Being (from Stay With God)
  Brabazon, Francis The world is being run on time
  Brabazon, Francis We have waited all night for you, and now the dawn is come
  Broughton, James Easter Exultet
  Broughton, James Having Come This Far
  Broughton, James Quit your addiction
  Broughton, James The Gardener of Eden
  Clare of Assisi O blessed poverty
  Crashaw, Richard A Song
  Crashaw, Richard The Flaming Heart or the Life of the Glorious S. Teresa
  cummings, e. e. may my heart always be open to little
  Dadu Dayal As many as are the waves of the sea
  Daniel, Arnaut The firm desire that enters
  Dickinson, Emily There came a Day at Summer's full
  Emre, Yunus Let Them Have Paradise
  Emre, Yunus The mature ones are a sea
  Farid, Baba Sheikh Raga Asa
  Fox, John There is an Origin
  Francis of Assisi Let us desire nothing else
  Francis of Assisi Prayer from 'A Letter to the Entire Order'
  Francis of Assisi Prayer Inspired by the Our Father
  Francis of Assisi The Salutation of the Virtues
  Gascoigne, Dame Catherine One thing alone I crave / Unum sit mihi totum
  Gibran, Kahlil Good and Evil
  Gibran, Kahlil Prayer
  Gyatso, Kelsang Little Tiger
  Hadewijch Love's constancy
  Hafiz A New World
  Hafiz The Essence of Grace
  Hakuin You no sooner attain the great void
  Hildegard von Bingen O ignee Spiritus / Hymn to the Holy Spirit
  Holderlin, Friedrich Bread and Wine, Part 7
  Hsuan Chueh of Yung Chia / Yoka Genkaku [56] The hungry are served a king's repast (from The Shodoka)
  Ibn Ata' Illah A feeling of discouragement when you slip up
  ibn Gabirol, Solomon Ecstasy
  ibn Gabirol, Solomon I Sought Thee Daily
  ibn Gabirol, Solomon You are wise (from From Kingdom's Crown)
  Iraqi, Fakhruddin I want Union with Him
  Iraqi, Fakhruddin Love the phoenix cannot be trapped
  Iraqi, Fakhruddin We Yield Our Hearts
  Jami, Ahmad Even from earthly love thy face avert not
  Jayadeva My heart values his vulgar ways (from The Gitagovinda)
  John of the Cross Not for All the Beauty
  Kabir Tell me, O Swan, your ancient tale
  Kalidas (Edwards, Lawrence) My Dear One
  Kerouac, Jack The Scripture of the Golden Eternity
  Kuzminsky, Irina A Sequence of Embraces
  Lalla If you've melted your desires
  Lalla What is worship? Who are this man
  Levertov, Denise Beginners
  Lowitz, Leza Waiting
  Mahadevi, Akka Like a silkworm weaving
  Maharshi, Ramana The Necklet of Nine Gems
  Mechthild of Magdeburg Of the voices of the Godhead
  Mechthild of Magdeburg The devil also offers his spirit
  Mei, Yuan Mad Words
  Milarepa Response to a Logician
  Mirabai I am true to my Lord
  Mueller, Lisel Why I Need the Birds
  Nachmanides (Nachman, Moses ben) Prayers for the Protection and Opening of the Heart
  Namdev He is the One in many
  Nammalvar O Lord, infinite in Thy glory,
  Novalis The youth thou art who ages long hast stood
  Nurbakhsh, Javad Come!
  Nurbakhsh, Javad Desiring You
  Nurbakhsh, Javad The Image of Existence
  O'Donohue, John A Blessing for One Who is Exhausted
  O'Donohue, John A Morning Offering
  O'Donohue, John For Freedom
  O'Donohue, John For Light
  Oliver, Mary When Death Comes
  P'ang Yun (Layman P'ang) The mind is like a reflection in a mirror
  Pampattic Cittar Like the drops of water that will not adhere to the leaf of the lotus
  Patrul Rinpoche Advice from Me to Myself
  Porete, Marguerite Beloved, what do you want of me?
  Rabia al-Basri (Adawiyya, Rabia al-) Brothers, my peace is in my aloneness
  Rabia al-Basri (Adawiyya, Rabia al-) My joy
  Rahman Baba Antics of the Age
  Ramananda Raga Basant
  Ramprasad (Sen, Ramprasad) Once for all, this time
  Ravidas If You are a mountain
  Reninger, Elizabeth Reflection
  Rilke, Rainer Maria Duration of Childhood
  Rilke, Rainer Maria I am praying again, Awesome One
  Rilke, Rainer Maria I am, O Anxious One
  Rosenstock, Gabriel I was a beggar (from Uttering Her Name)
  Rosenstock, Gabriel Stars
  Rosenstock, Gabriel the herring gull repeatedly lifts a crab (from Uttering Her Name)
  Rosenstock, Gabriel (3) From clear air (from Year of the Goddess)
  Rosenstock, Gabriel (7) Were I a little bird (from Year of the Goddess)
  Rumi, Mevlana Jelaluddin The glow of the light of daybreak is in your emerald vault, the goblet of the blood of twilight is your blood-measuring bowl
  Rumi, Mevlana Jelaluddin The real work belongs to someone who desires God
  Sanai, Hakim Naked in the Bee-House
  Saraha The Royal Song of Saraha (Dohakosa)
  Sarmad Companion
  Saure, Gunter The Meeting
  Shankara Nirvana Shatakam
  Shankara The Shattering of Illusion (Moha Mudgaram from The Crest Jewel of Discrimination)
  Shiwu (Stonehouse) To glorify the Way what should people turn to
  Singh, Darshan Wonder of wonders!
  Solovyov, Vladimir If desires fly by like shadows
  Solovyov, Vladimir Three Meetings
  Stagnaro, Janaka Crushing Leaves
  T'ao Ch'ien After Liu Ch'ai-Sang's Poem
  Tagore, Rabindranath Your flute plays the exact notes of my pain. (from The Lover of God)
  Tagore, Rabindranath (38) I want thee, only thee (from Gitanjali)
  Taliesin Primary Chief Bard
  Teasdale, Sara Oh You Are Coming
  Teresa of Avila In the Hands of God
  Tilopa Song of the Mahamudra (Tilopa's Song to Naropa)
  Tukaram O God, grant only this boon
  Tukaram This heart of mine is determined that for me now
  Tulsi Sahib The Rainy Season
  Vidyapati All my inhibition left me in a flash
  Vidyapati My friend, I cannot answer when you ask me to explain
  Vivekananda Song of the Sanyasin
  Walters, Dorothy Gifts
  Walters, Dorothy Still Life
  Whitman, Walt O Me! O life!
  Yeats, William Butler Sailing to Byzantium
  Yogananda, Paramahansa Prayer for the Great Enlightenment
  Yun, Hsu Going Beyond Desire