Photo: Pilgrims in 1920 at the Kaaba, Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
What never existed
leaves nothing in the hand
offers nothing but imperfection
that being the case
we can only dream
of what never was
and as for what "really is,"
it doesn't exist.
Source and Recommended Reading:
'The Drunken Universe: An Anthology of Persian Sufi Poetry'
By Peter Lamborn Wilson (Translator), Nasrollah Pourjavady (Translator)
Lovers of Rumi and Hafez will find this volume an excellent means to deepening their understanding of Sufism and Sufi poetry. Stages of spiritual unfoldment are viewed through the works of 33 poets.