Tuesday, June 22, 2010

from Interpreter of Desires

ليت شعري هل دروا
اي قلب ملكوا

و فوادي لو درى
اي شعب سلكوا

اتراهم سلموا
ام تراهم هلكوا

حار ارباب الهوى
في الهوى و ارتبكوا

ابن عربي

Would that I could tell if they
had known the heart they held,

or my heart, if it could know
what mountain trail they trod.

Did they seem safe to you,
or did they look already dead?

Those who lorded love, in love, turned
upon themselves and were ensnared.

- Ibn Arabi
Section I from Interpreter of Desires.