Category: Volume XIII: Letters to my Second Self


  • Letter 12: Circle
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    Letter 12: Circle

    Circle is the God—the Eye:The way I’ve known youunknowing why…Circle, being centered, there,Every time and every whereon the earth & in the sky;Circle, where reside, the “I”,Having been unbound at all,Lingering only in your Soul.In your heart you hold each sphere,Knew I, Genesis bloomed in here,& that God is drawing nigh—Circle in each cheer or […]

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  • Letter 11: Tell Me Where
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    Letter 11: Tell Me Where

    Tell me where all songs are sung,all winters—gone, and prizes—won,Where springs are sprung;Is it a place where she’s not there?!Just tell me where,& I’ll seek her… Tell me where all Loves are sprout,Where exiled doubtwon’t find a routeto creep again within or without;Is it a place where she’s not there?!Just tell me where,& I’ll stay […]

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  • Letter 10: Sources
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    Letter 10: Sources

    I leave to linger through my only course,the course from you, through you, to turn to you,For, you’re so much my haven as my source, I come & kiss your fears; unclosing all our doors,Like a flower unfolding when blooming is due,& if I’ll leave, I’ll linger through my only course, & if I’ll leave: […]

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  • Letter 9: What Shall I Do When I Miss You
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    Letter 9: What Shall I Do When I Miss You

    What shall I do when I miss you,but miss you more?!To kiss those winds that do kiss you,Kiss every sore, What shall I do except to wait,As you fall asleep,To kiss it as it kisses you late,Until it kisses you deep, What shall I do as your charms unfold,in silent delight?But to tell a story […]

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  • Letter 7: If I Summarized
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    Letter 7: If I Summarized

    If I summarized all success in Life;I would only call your name:All the fortune and the fame,All—a drop to how you strive… If I summarized all the world’s grace;I would only draw your smile:Heeding decades in a while,A picture of my safest place… If I summarized all what’s divine;I would age telling of your soul:How […]

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  • Letter 8: My Love… She Fears…
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    Letter 8: My Love… She Fears…

    My Love, being herself, she fears,Does she not know how much she’s dear?How much I’ve sought her all these years!How well I sleep—knowing she’s near, My Little Love, herself, she keeps,Until her panic lurks and creeps,& though I know, for I am so,I cannot soothe her as she sleeps,O’how I’d hug her pains away,every night […]

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  • Letter 6:  A Song of Absence
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    Letter 6: A Song of Absence

    If I have known that then, you may return,I would do everything— every deed I know,Instead of staying here alone to burn… I’d write a thousand line ’bout how I yearn,or wipe away all words I wrote ago,If I have known that then, you may return… If all your absence reasons, I could discern,I would […]

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  • جواب 5: أحملُكِ سراً جلياً
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    جواب 5: أحملُكِ سراً جلياً

    أحملُكِ سراً جلياًأحملُكِ سراً في قلبٍ غَدىَيقرأكِ في كلَّ الأحيانِإذْ يَعلمُ أن رؤياكِتُحيي ذاتي كل أوانِأه، يا مهدي وهلاكييا كَنزَ العمرِ و الآنأحملُكِ فوقَ إدراكيفوق الباقي و فوق الفانِ أحملُكِ حتّىَ لُقياكِحتّىَ و إن بَعُدَ اللُقيانِأحملُكِ لكن إياكِأن تَنأي عَنْ قلبي الآن قلبيِ يَقتادُ على مُحَيَّاكِمُبتهِلاً كَمَا الرُهبانِأحملُكِ و كُليَّ إيمَانِ أنَّكِ تَحمِلينني الآنخالقةً مِنْ يومي غدَأحملُكِ طَوال […]

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  • Letter 4: I want to know you
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    Letter 4: I want to know you

    I want to know you;Like all beautiful things are known,like winter’s wind kiss,and like a summer sun burn,I want to know you;How you ache & how you yearn,How you linger, how you miss… I want to know you;Like all quiet things are known,Like a deeply focused mind, and like a pondering presence,I want to know you;How you pierce into each essence,How, in […]

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  • Letter 3: Larger than Life
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    Letter 3: Larger than Life

    My heart are you as large enoughas my beloved be?She smiles embracing all the earth,and every lake and sea;She utters all warmth when she blooms,& turns her eyes towards me;My brightest futures looms,That which her laughs foresee.My dearest is larger than Life,Larger than all the laughs and tears,My dearest is larger than Life,Larger than all […]

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