Mansoor, that whale of the Oceans of Love

by Abu-Said Abil-Kheir

English version by Vraje Abramian
Original Language Persian/Farsi

Mansoor, that whale of the Oceans of Love,
had separated his soul from the entanglements of this life.
It was not him who claimed
Ana-al-Haq (I am the truth),
It was the Friend in whom he had lost his self.
It was the Beloved.

-- from Nobody, Son of Nobody: Poems of Shaikh Abu-Saeed Abil-Kheir, Translated by Vraje Abramian

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Mansoor, that whale