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November 2nd, 2009

Fakhruddin Iraqi: Whether they know Thee or not

This poet has 21 poems on this site.  All are good, some are wonderful.  It was hard to choose between this one and the next one, "You are nothing."

Mahsati Ganjavi: The Pathway Finally Opened

According to her brief bio on Poetry Chaikhana, Mahsati Ganjaviwas a feminist who publicly opposed orthodoxy and patriarchy and was made to suffer for it.


Granum Sinapis (Anonymous): Granum Sinapis

This was possibly written by a follower of Meister Eckhart, maybe by Eckhart himself.  It is clearly Trinitarian, but that is easy to overlook. I find that any piece of great mystical poetry could just as easily have be written by a Christian mystic, a Sufi, a Hindu mystic, a Taoist, or a follower of any other mystical tradition.  Clues to specific religious (or non-religious) background seem superficial, while the deep core of the poem is universal..

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