Monday, July 21, 2008

[Sunlight] Precarious unknowing -- Ghazal 2953




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
"The Glance"
Viking-Penguin, 1999




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