Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Invisible Caravans

Love's concert is calling,
but the flute can't be seen.

The drunks are in sight,
but the wine can't be seen.

of caravans
have passed
this very way--

Don't be surprised
if their trace can't be seen.

Muhammad Shirin Maghribi (d. 1408)
trans. David and Sabrineh Fideler, from "Love's Alchemy"

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