Saturday, July 08, 2006

from 'The Secret Rose Garden'


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Originally uploaded by Meloses.
By God, sun never rose or set but Thou wert
My heart's desire and my dream.

And I never sat conversing with any people
But Thou wert the subject of my conversation
In the midst of my comrades.

And I never mentioned Thee in joy or sorrow
But love for Thee was mingled with my breath.

And I never resolved to drink water, when I was athirst,
But I saw an image of Thee in the cup.

And were I able to come I would have visited Thee,
Crawling on my face or walking on my head.

- Mahmud Shabistari,
The Secret Rose Garden


Thanks to Dear S. B. for the mentioning of the beautiful poem encapsulating sublime beauty.
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