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June 24th, 2015

Answer for question 4424.

When was the last time you saw an ocean? Which one was it and why were you there? If you've never been to the ocean, is it on your list of things to see?

when? Maybe 16 years ago. The North Pacific Ocean. We went to visit relatives and friends in Western Washington and Oregon. I was born about four miles from Puget Sound, an arm of the Pacific and spend my first twenty years on or near its eastern shore. Then i moved inland and never went back except for a very occasional brief visit. But i loved it, its in my blood, as they say. I cruised its shore in small boats. Oddly, i was never able to learn to swim.
I am a fountain, You are my water.
I flow from You to You.

I am an eye, You are my light,
I look from You to You.

You are neither my right nor my left.
You are my foot and my arm as well.

I am a traveler, You are my road.
I go from You to You.


-- from Women in Sufism: A Hidden Treasure - Writings and Stories of Mystics Poets, Scholars & Saints, Edited by Camille Adams Helminski

Poetry Chaikhana | Zeynep Hatun - I am a fountain, You are my water

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