Khusrau, Amir - Ghazal 857 [extract]
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Ghazal 857: afssus az in hayat ki bar bad miravad
Alas for this life
that passes with the wind
and for these habits of ours
that do not follow
the path of justice.
Because I run with demons,
an angel cries out
for me each moment in heaven……………
Don't waste those brief days of life
that pass with the wind
in laughter and play like the rose.
O ego, take heed,
the star is turning.
O bird, be aware,
the hunter is on the move.
on the surface of the earth
for you tread on the pretty faces of the fairy-born.