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I Have Learned So Much by Hafiz

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I

Have

Learned

So much from God

That I can no longer

Call

Myself

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A Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim,

a Buddhist, a Jew.

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The Truth has shared so much of Itself

With me

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That I can no longer call myself

A man, a woman, an angel,

Or even a pure

Soul.

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Love has

Befriended Hafiz so completely

It has turned to ash

And freed

Me

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Of every concept and image

my mind has ever known.

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From: ‘The Gift’  

Translated by Daniel Ladinsky

thouest thou only

I did the ink drawing in my Moleskin sketchbook within the last few days

using a Micron drawing pen with archival ink.

And the digital manipulations of the image within the last 24 hours or so

using Photoshop 5.

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Look by Rumi

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Look as long as you can
at the friend you love
No matter whether that friend is moving away from you
or coming back toward you.

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To the best of my knowledge this version of Rumi’s Look is a translation by Coleman Barks.

 

Of by Steven McCabe

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As if the drip of machinery oil

And of knowledge of musculature

Were enough

In the search of room after room

Coinciding with the rediscovery of sculpture

Coinciding with the sculpture of rediscovery.

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Originally published in my collection Jawbone (Ekstasis Editions, 2005)