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August 29th, 2006

a bit of Hafiz @ 11:19 pm

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i danced Sema with Sebastian and friends tonight, that is, sufi whirling dervish stuff...
they asked me to pick a prayer at random from this book... which i love anyway..
but these first two are the ones i read...
and i hadn't read them before...
a few others i found later...

Enjoy!




"ALLAH, ALLAH, ALLAH"

Now

The sky-drum plays

All by itself in my head

Siniging all day long

"Allah, Allah,

Allah."




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Don't Die Again

--

I am a man
who knows the ten thousand positions of
Divine love.

I can tell by the light in your eyes
That you are still most familiar
With the few earthly ones,

But would not a good father
Instruct all his heirs
Toward that path that will someday
Deeply satisfy?

This world is a treacherous place
And will surely slay and drown the lazy.

The only life raft here is love
And the Name.

Say it brother,
O, say the divine Name, dear sister,
Silently as you walk.

Don't die again
With that holy ruby mine inside
Still unclaimed

When you could be swinging
A golden pick with
Each
Step.


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THE FOUNDATION FOR GREATNESS

Greatness

Is always built upon this foundation:

The ability

To appear, speak, and act

As the most

Common

Man.


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I WANT BOTH OF US

I want both of us
To start talking about this great love

As if you, I, and the Sun were all married
And living in a tiny room,

Helping each other to cook,
Do the wash,
Weave and sew,
Care for our beautiful
Animals.

We all leave each morning
To labor on the earth's field.
No one does not lift a great pack.

I want both of us to start singing like two
Traveling minstrels
About this extraordinary existence
We shrae,

As if
You, I, and God were all married

And living in
A tiny
Room.

 
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From:dennisatl
Date:September 2nd, 2006 12:29 am (UTC)
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I realized when I got to the end
I'd been holding my breath for a while
that's cool when that happens
Sure glad you are communicado again
and headed back this way soon too.
BIG HUG

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