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by phil gennuso

by phil gennuso

Come…come…let’s you and I
abandon the city of vultures,
            leave the region of “you” and “I”
            and obtain a passport
            to the traceless realm,
Where no clocks are made
            and minutes are not sold,
Where the Khezr of good fortune
            has stretched pre-and post-eternity together.
Where they do not point to numbers
            and dust is not sold for gold,
Where breaths cannot be counted,
            where eternity from end to end, is just one
            breath,
Where you
            will be I
            and I
            you.

* As published in SUFI MAGAZINE, ISSUE 88 (www.sufijournal.org)
Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh (d. 2008) was the Master of the Nimatullahi Sufi Order for over 55 years prior to his death at the age of 82. He also wrote extensively on Sufism and was responsible for the editing, publication and translation of many classic Sufi texts.

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