Monday, March 26, 2012

the door for lovers


Rise early at dawn, when our storytelling begins.
In the dead of the night, when all other doors are
locked,
the door for the Lovers to enter opens.
Be wide awake in the dark when Lovers
begin fluttering around the Beloved’s window,
like homing pigeons arriving with flaming bodies.
~ Abu-Said Abil-Kheir (Turkmenistan, 10th century)