Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Listening to the prophet David play,
psalms and music, a strange excitement

came, presence and patience. Egyptian
granaries full of grain and Joseph's

handsomeness. Actual sun and nearness.
Sky, undecided; earth, silent: in this

precarious unknowing we live, love
doesn't want to say the name of Hu.

You stay concealed. A falcon lights.
How far away? Mount Sinai under Moses.

The indications are that you are the one
who appears, not again, but continuously.

Ghazal 2953, version by Coleman Barks, with Nevit Ergin via Sunlight



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