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November 21st, 2012

A Meditation On My Death


Reading:  From "Naked in the Bee House," by Hakim Sanai
 
             ...............................

"We are here for a week, or less.
We arrive and leave almost simultaneously.

To be is not to be.

The Qur'an says, "They go hastening,
with the Light running on before them."

Clear the way! Muhammed says, "How fine!"
A sigh goes out, and there is union.

Forget how you came to this gate, your history.
Let that be as if it had not been.

Do you think the day plans its course
by what the rooster says?

God does not depend on any of his creatures.
Your existence or non-existence is insignificant.
Many like you have come here before.

,                     ................................................

Poetry Chaikhana | Hakim Sanai - Naked in the Bee-House


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