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                        ..............................
Don't be dead or asleep or awake.
Don't be anything.

What you most want,
what you travel around wishing to find,
lose yourself as lovers lose themselves,
and you'll be that.


-- from The Hand of Poetry: Five Mystic Poets of Persia, with Lectures by Inayat Khan, Translated by Coleman Barks
Poetry Chaikhana | Farid ud-Din Attar - Looking for your own face

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e_d_young
Aug. 2nd, 2015 04:30 pm (UTC)
Striking. I really like this fragment.

If I ever have motivation again, it looks like this poetry is worth looking into.
bobby1933
Aug. 2nd, 2015 06:19 pm (UTC)
Mystical poetry is my favorite poetry.
The Sufis are among my favorite poets.
Attar is one of my favorites among the favorites.
e_d_young
Aug. 2nd, 2015 06:49 pm (UTC)
I will keep Attar in mind, so I have a point of reference. Thank you.
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