Suddenly the drunken sweetheart appeared out of my door.
She drank a cup of ruby wine and sat by my side.
Seeing and holding the lockets of her hair
My face became all eyes, and my eyes all hands.

Rumi (Trans. Shahram Shiva)


Percy said...

his words always speak volumes..
I have had glimpses of what he is talking about here.. eyes all hands, hands all eyes..
very nice..

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Maria said...

The last line is stunning.

The Dark Lady said...

Yes, M it is stunning, I find the Sufi poets excel at an exalted and joyous eroticism unlike western mysticism which manages somehow to be always tortured.