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‘Il tuo spirit…

Posted in The Mirror and The Rose with tags , , , on March 3, 2012 by chjoan
‘Il tuo spirito si mescola col mio
Come il vino è mischiato all’acqua;
Qualunque cosa tocchi te, mi tocca.
In tutti i luoghi dell’anima tu sei me.’

Al-Hallaj

‘Vieni quando …

Posted in The Mirror and The Rose, Uncategorized with tags , , on March 3, 2012 by chjoan

‘Vieni quando gli ospiti della sera dormono
E cadi su di me come cade la rugiada di notte,
Quando nessuno proibisce o interviene.’

Waddah Al-Yaman

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Rabie from Balkh

Posted in The Mirror and The Rose with tags , , , , , on December 3, 2010 by chjoan

From The Mirror and the Rose, Anthology of Sufi Women Poets

 

The Eve of St Agnes, Millais

 

With love you easily deceive me

Which excuses will you perform before God the Omnipotent?

I still rebel because of love

And I shall be punished for my disobedience.

Without you I want no forgiveness, with you even hell can be borne

For without you sugar is poison, with you even poison tastes like honey.

Do not sink into beauty for at times

Saturn star hides in darkness.

What the wise man says is lie, anyway:

Only thorns are left after the honours to those who buy one day of glory.

 

Soul Food

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on November 27, 2010 by chjoan