Jami - SALÁMÁN AND ABSÁL – from Part I
Type of Spiritual Experience
Oh the longing is almost tangible
A description of the experience
Jami - SALÁMÁN AND ABSÁL – from PROLOGUE.
As none the Beauty from the Veil may know.
How long wilt thou continue thus the World
To cozen with the Fantom of a Veil
From which Thou only peepest? — Time it is
To unfold thy perfect Beauty. I would be
Thy Lover, and Thine only — I, mine Eyes
Seal’d in the Light of Thee to all but Thee,
Yea, in the Revelation of Thyself
Self-Lost, and Conscience — quit of Good and Evil.
Thou movest under all the Forms of Truth,
Under the Forms of all Created Things;
Look whence I will, still nothing I discern
But Thee in all the Universe, in which
Thyself Thou dost invest, and through the Eyes
Of MAN, the subtle Censor scrutinize.
To thy Harím DIVIDUALITY
No Entrance finds — no Word of THIS and THAT;
Do Thou my separate and Derivéd Self
Make one with thy Essential! Leave me room
On that Divin which leaves no Room for Two;
Lest, like the Simple Kurd of whom they tell,
I grow perplext, Oh God! ‘twixt “I” and “THOU;”
If I — this Dignity and Wisdom whence?
If THOU — then what this abject Impotence?