Monday, 1 July 2013

I am Fakhruddin Iraqi

It speaks to me in the silence of this one
then through the words of that one speaking;

It whispers to me through an eyebrow raised
and the message of an eye winking.

And do you know 
what words it breathes into my ear? 
It says,

"I am Love: in heaven and earth I have no place;
I am the Wondrous Phoenix whose spoor cannot be traced.

With eyebrow-bow and arrow-winks I hunt
both worlds -- and yet my weapons cannot be found.

Like the sun I brighten each atom's cheek;
I cannot be pinpointed: I am too manifest.

I speak with every tongue, listen with all ears,
but marvel at this: My ears and tongue are erased.

Since in all the world only I exist
above and below, no likeness of me can be found."

~ Fakhruddin Iraqi
(It speaks to me in the silence of this one)
From Fakhruddin Iraqi: Divine Flashes (Classics of Western Spirituality) , Translated by William Chittick &Nasr Seyyed Hossein

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