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March 9th, 2016

Detached You are, even from your being,
and this being is nothing but You.
Unmanifest, yet the manifest is naught
but Your shadow.

Moons, galaxies and worlds drunk from this cup.
And the cupbearer is nowhere to be seen!


-- from Nobody, Son of Nobody: Poems of Shaikh Abu-Saeed Abil-Kheir, Translated by Vraje Abramian
Poetry Chaikhana | Abu-Said Abil-Kheir - Detached You are, even from your beingThere is a good commentary by Ivan M. Granger. Read more...Collapse )

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