What is Sufism?  |  Poetry

Like grapes, we have always
    accompanied the vat.
From the view of the world,
    we have disappeared.

For years, we boiled from
   the fire of love
Until we became that wine
    which intoxicates the world.

The following poems communicate through symbolic expressions the depth of sufi spirituality, the inner states of mystical love, and the Unity of Being. They reveal aspects of Sufism and of travelling the sufi path that are not accessible in prose writings.

  • In Answer To a Letter from a Traveler on The Path

    Seeking (talab) - O minstrel of the soul, for God's sake, Play the tuneless tune for a moment. If the bond of Loving-kindness is not, The heart will not hear our message. How can the gentle breeze by itself Bring the message to the friends?
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  • The Ocean

    An endless ocean, All water, All water You are limited And so you assume it limited Your images are inside of you But they do not belong to you Like; the planets, and the galaxies, You are a hidden particle Who are you? You are non-existent
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  • One Breath

    From pre-eternity to post-eternity is but a single breath, A breath free of all these melodies high and love. Treasure this breath, this moment you now enjoy, Spending it in happiness: there is no time for sorrow.
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